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English 7 poetry terms

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alliteration
the repetition of sounds, most often consonant sounds at the beginning of words
allusion
a reference in a work to a character, place, or situation from another work
atmosphere
the emotional quality of the writing
connotation
feeling you get when you encounter a word
couplet
two consecutive rhyming lines of pouty, sometimes forming a stanza
denotation
the literal or dictionary meaning of a word
diction
the writers choice of words
hyperbole
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion
imagery
the word pictures that writers create to help evoke an emotional response
irony
a contrast between what you think is going to happen and reality
lyric poetry
verse that expresses the thoughts and feelings of a singe speaker usually shory
metaphor
a figure of speech that compares two or more things without like or as
narrative poetry
verse that tells a story
onomatopoeia
the use of a word or phrase that initiates or suggests the sound of what it describes
paraphrase
to put a poem in your own words
personification
a figure of speech in which a non-human is given human characteristics
quatrain
a four line stanza
refrain
a line or lines repeated in a poem or song
end rhyme
occur at the ends of lines of poetry
internal rhyme
rhyme that occurs within a single line
rhythm
the pattern of beats created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables
simile
a figure of speech that compares two or more things using like or as
stanza
a group of lines forming a unit in a poem
symbol
any object person or experience that means more that what it is
theme
the central message
tome
a reflection of a writers attitude toward the subject
repetition
one word repeated for effect