Poetry Terms LA RMS

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the repetition of similar consonant sounds, normally at the beginnings of words.


Some bold big beautiful soul slips by me and I sigh


the use of words whose sound suggests their meaning.


buzz, hiss, honk


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.


an exaggeration that creates humor, emphasizes particular points, and/or creates dramatic effects.


"I've got a million things to do!"


words that appeal to one or more of the five senses; sensory language


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.


the night is a black bat


a type of language in which an inanimate subject is given human characteristics.


the sun grinned, the rain danced


makes a direct comparison between two unlike subjects using like or as.


quiet as a mouse, good as gold


anything that stands for or represents something else; concrete objects that represent abstract ideas.


Winter or cold represents death

free verse

poetry that is not written in a regular rhythmical pattern or set rhyme scheme


the feeling or atmosphere created by the poem

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