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Figurative Language Use of figures of speech to create a mental picture
Simile A comparison using “like” and “as”
Metaphor A comparison without using “like” or “as”
Personification Giving things that aren’t humans, human characteristics
Imagery Use of descriptive words to make pictures in your mind
Theme The subject of the poem
Sound Effects Words that show noise in writing
Rhythm Repetition of sound in the writing that makes it flow
Meter Repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables/words in a writing
Iamb Rhythm of da Da da DA da DA da DA in a line
Repetition repeating sounds, words, or lines to better create a poem
Alliteration Repeating the same first letter of a word in a few words
Onomatopoeia Words creating noise
Structured Verse Certain rules used to write a piece of poetry
Free Verse No structure to it and can be whatever you want
Haiku Makes picture in the readers mind only using 17 syllables and three lines
Limerick Five
Concrete Poem Poem that is the shape of what the poem describes
Sonnet Love poem that rhymes and is 14 lines
assonance repetition of vowel sounds within words
consonance repetition of consonant sounds within words
trochee stress on first syllable unstressed on 2nd
spondee both syllables stressed
pyrrhic both syllables unstressed
catalexis dropping final stress from trochee or dactyl
Created by: numnum