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What is a ballad?
A story in poem form, often set to music
What is concrete?
It is the very materials of the poem itself (words, letters, format)
What is free verse?
poetry that does not rhyme or have a regular meter
What is a lyric poem?
a poem that expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker
What is a narrative poem?
a poem that tells a story
What is a sonnet?
14 lines of iambic pentameter
What is alliteration?
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
What is assonance?
Repeating a vowel sound in nearby words.
What is euphony?
-the sound of words working together with meaning is pleasing to the mind and ear
-it's a pleasant sound
What is onomatopoeia?
the use of words that imitate sounds
What is a metaphor?
comparison not using like or as
What is personification?
Giving nonhuman things human characteristics
What is a simile?
A comparison using "like" or "as"
What is an allusion?
An allusion is a reference to famous person, place, thing, or idea.
What is figurative language?
The imaginative language that is rich to a reader.
What is a hyperbole?
An extreme exaggeration
What is imagery?
visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work.
What is Literal Language?
to mean exactly what you say. Ex, "Sit down!"
What is the mood of the poem?
The emotion of the poem.
What is an oxymoron?
when two opposite terms are used together (O heavy lightness!)
What is a paradox?
A large oxymoron e.g) the child is the father of the man.
What is repetition?
Deliberately repeated words, within or between sentences, for effect.
What is a symbol?
something that represents something else
What is the tone of the poem?
The narrators attitude towards the subject
What is an understatement?
the opposite of exaggeration
What is a couplet?
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
What is an octave?
Eight lines of poetry that have a rhyme scheme
What is a quatrain?
4 line stanza
What is a sestet?
Six lines of poetry that have a rhyme scheme
What is a stanza?
A group of lines in a poem
What is a verse?
A paragraph of writing in a poem
What is blank verse?
unrhymed iambic pentameter
What is iambic pentameter?
Each line has 10 syllables, 5 unstressed and 5 stressed (alternating)
What is a rhyme scheme?
the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse.
What is the rhyme of the poem?
A pattern of sound in the poem indicated with letters of the alphabet. Abcde....
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