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Poetry Vocabulary

Teacher: Mrs. Miller
Group of lines set off in a poem by a blank lines; like a paragraph in writing
Structure or organization; includes the way the words are arranged
Comparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as"
Sound effect words (buzz, hiss)
Repetition of sounds in the middle and ends of words (cat, sat, hat)
Humorous poems with five lines; rhyme scheme is aabba; often start with "There once was a" or "There was a"
A poem that tells a story
Repetition of sounds at the beginnings of words (Allison ate Art's apples all afternoon)
Pattern of the rhyme in the poem (aaba, aabb, abcb)
To use any elements of language over and over and over again on purpose to create a certain effect
A poem that tells a story and was meant to be sung so it uses repetition so people could join in
Stanza made up of 4 lines
When a concrete object, such as a rose, represents something much greater, like love
Giving human qualities to something that is not human
Writing that is not literal
Writing that helps you see, smell, hear, taste, and/or feel; helps you "show"
Stanza made up of 2 lines
Short poem that directly expresses the poet's thoughts and emotions
Japanese form of poetry; 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables
Poem that doesn't rhyme or follow a pattern or rhythm
Comparison between two unlike things without using "like" or "as"
Extreme exaggeration to create an effect