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Poetry Terms

Teacher: Mrs. Carson
Comparison of two or more things not using like or as - a direct comparison
When words at the end of lines rhyme
A common expression that means something different that what is actually said
A pattern of end rhyme in a poem using letters for each set of lines that ryhme
A comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as"
When words, ideas, or objects stand for something else
When word in the same line rhyme
The imaginary voice assumed by the writer of the poem (like a narrator in a story)
When words close to each other have the same vowel sound
All the word tools a poet uses to create a special effect or feeling
Descriptive language that uses the five senses to create "pictures" in the reader's mind
The use of words that imitate sound
When a poet repeats a word or words
The feeling the poem gives the reader
The pattern of beats, or stresses, in spoken or written language
Repetition of sounds at the ends of words (dog, bog, jog)
A poem that tells a story with the elements of a short story (plot, character, conflict, theme, setting)
A genre of literature that expresses ideas, or tells a story using lines and stanzas
A reference to something well-known or famous
The rhythmical pattern of a poem, determined by the number of beats in each line
Giving human traits or characteristics to an object or idea
The type of emotional song-like poetry (like the words to a song)
The use of extreme exaggeration
Repeating the same starting sounds of words
Verse whose rhythm is not regular or smooth and even
Tools a poet uses to create meaning through the sound of language
Regularly repeated lines in a poem (like the chorus of a song)
The group of lines in a poem that are separated by a blank space
The author of a poem
When the outcome of a situation is the exact opposite of what was expected