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13 terms

Poetry terms set 1

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Symbols
A person,place, thing or event that has meaning in itself and stands for something beyond itself as well
Imagery
Language that appeals to the senses
Metaphor
Directly compares two very different things
Example:The moon was a golden coin in the sky
Simile
Compares two things using a word such as like,as or than
Example:The moon looked like a golden coin high in the sky
Personification
Describes a nonhuman thing as if it were human
Example:The moon smiled down from the high in the sky
Alliteration
The repetition of constant sounds in several words that are close together
Example:Hannah's home has heat hopefully
Onomatopoeia
The use of words with sounds that imitate or suggest their meaning
Example:Buzz,hiss,zoom
Repetition
The repeated beginnings and structures of the lines
Example:Into our past into the river crossing at five into the spinach fields
Assonance
Repeated vowel sounds
Example:And weightless suspended on a line in space
Rhyme
The repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following them in words that are close together in a poem
Approximate
Sounds that are similar but not exactly the same
Example:There was a girl from Ohio who greeted the world with a smile
Couplet
When two rhyming lines are consecutive
Example:There was girl from Ohio who greeted the world with a smile
End
Rhymes at the ends of lines
Example:There was an old man from Nantucket who died when he stepped on a bucket