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Poetry Terms LA RMS

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alliteration
the repetition of similar consonant sounds, normally at the beginnings of words.
alliteration
Some bold big beautiful soul slips by me and I sigh
onomatopoeia
the use of words whose sound suggests their meaning.
onomatopoeia
buzz, hiss, honk
stanza
a group of lines in a poem, considered as a unit; like paragraphs in prose
figurative language
using words to mean something other than their literal (or factual) meaning.
hyperbole
an exaggeration that creates humor, emphasizes particular points, and/or creates dramatic effects.
hyperbole
"I've got a million things to do!"
imagery
words that appeal to one or more of the five senses; sensory language
metaphor
a figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else. It works by pointing out a similarity between two things.
metaphor
the night is a black bat
personification
a type of language in which an inanimate subject is given human characteristics.
personification
the sun grinned, the rain danced
simile
makes a direct comparison between two unlike subjects using like or as.
simile
quiet as a mouse, good as gold
symbol
anything that stands for or represents something else; concrete objects that represent abstract ideas.
symbol
Winter or cold represents death
free verse
poetry that is not written in a regular rhythmical pattern or set rhyme scheme
mood
the feeling or atmosphere created by the poem