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Figurative Language in Poetry

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Paraphrase
A restatement in different, often similar words
Stanza
A group of lines in a poem that are similar to a paragraph
Assonance
The repetition of vowel sounds within words, such as in "waves of rain"
Traditional
A poem that has rhyming words, stanzas, and similar line lengths
Internal Rhyme
Words within a line of poetry have similar rhyming sounds.
Free Verse
Poetry that is better known for its comparison to everyday speech
Repetition
When verses, words, or phrases within the poem are said a number of times
Rhyme Scheme
When letters of the alphabet represent ending rhyming words on each line
Speaker
the voice that talks to readers
Metaphor
A comparison that says on thing is something else, as in "The sound of the ocean was a friendly voice in my ear."
Alliteration
The repetition of initial consonant sounds, as in "picked pickled peppers."
Personification
Giving human qualities to non-human things.
Symbolism
When something uses a symbol to mean or explain something else.
Rhyme
Refers to the repetition of sounds at the end of words.
Rhythm
the musical quality produced by the repetition of stressed an unstressed syllables
Onomatopoeia
the use of words whose sounds echo their meanings
Alliteration
Sally sold seashells down by the seashore
Assonance
purple curtain
Simile
She was as hot as the sun.
Metaphor
Th boy was a snake
Personification
The trees danced in the wind
Hyperbole
an extreme exaggeration
Hyperbole
I had a million pencils at the beginning of the year, now I only have one.
Alliteration
Green is gold
Assonance
Hear the mellow wedding bells
Simile
Like burnt-out torches by a sick man's bed.
Metaphor
The leaves are little yellow fish swimming in the river