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20 terms

Poetry terms Set1

Unit 3
STUDY
PLAY
Symbol
something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
Imagery
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
Metaphor
A figure of speech that compares 2things without using like or as
Simile
a comparison using "like" or "as"
Personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
Alliteration
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
Onomatopoeia
the use of words that imitate sounds or suggest their meaning
Repetition
The repeated beginnings and structures of lines
Assonance
Repeated vowel sounds
Approximate rhyme
Sounds that are similar but not exactly the same
Couplet
When 2 rhyming lines are consecutive
End
Rhymes at the ends of lines
Exact rhyme
When two words rhyme exactly
Internal rhyme
When words rhyme inside a line
Line
A unit of language that plays and poems are divided into
Stanza
A group of consecutive lines in a poem that from a single unit of thought it may consist of a number of lines or a single line italian for stopping place
Free verse poems
Doesn't follow rhythm or rhyme
Lyric poems
Poems express feeling and thoughts, usually short evoke a single strong emotion
Narrative poems
A poem that is a story and follows a plot line
Rhyme
The repetition of vowel sounds and all sounds after them In words that are close together in a poem