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Poetry Terms

Poetry Terms: Curtis Hanway/Jackson Rumpf
Two stressed syllables
Attitude conveyed by the poem
The associations and suggestions called up by a word; overtones are meaning
The formation and use of words that suggest by their sounds the object or idea being named
Combination of stressed and unstressed syllables
Poetry without regular rhyme or meter
A figure of speech in which a thing, animal, or abstract concept is made human or endowed with life or human attributes
The number of poetic feet in a line of poetry
Comparing two things using like or as
A run on line of poetry in which logical and grammatical sense carries over from 1 line to the next
The mental impression or visualized likeness summoned up by a word, phrase, or sentences
Repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginning of successive words
A poem that tells a story
The repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds especially in stressed syllables in a sequence of nearby words
14 line poem usually employing rhyme and iambic pentameter
Short poem expressing the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker
An arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem
A figure of speech in which a writer or speaker say less than what he or she means; the opposite of exaggeration
Two line stanza, usually rhyme and often is iambic pentameter
Dictionary meaning of a word; what it means literally
Similarity of sounds in words
The basic metrical unit of most English poetry; an unstressed syllable
Sad, mournful poem of lament and praise for someone who has died
A poem that tells a story in short stanzas and simple words, with repetition
Comparing two things without using like or as