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Poetry terms

poetry terms

Poetry termsdefinitions of poetry terms
metaphor implied comparison of two unlike things
simile "As water reflects a man's face, so the heart reflects the man."
adjective a word which describes a noun or pronoun
assonance bad/applie...can/amber
alliteration repetition of initial consonant sounds
rhyming couplet AABB
rhyme recurring end sounds at the ends of lines
internal rhyme one or more rhyming words within a line
literal language language that is real, original, and exact
enjambment where lines of poetry are not stopped at theend, but run over into the next line
poem a composition in verse
poet expresses oneself with beauty of thought and language
point of view answers the question "who?"
imagery words used to create a picture or image in the mind
theme a statement about life or human nature
meter the pattern of accented/unaccented syllables
sonnet a 14 line poem, often with love as the subject
tone the way something is said
rhetorical question a question only asked to emphasize a point
figurative language the use of language beyond its literal meaning
personification giving living qualities to a non-living thing
onomatopaeia barnyard noises
sibilance the recurrence of sounds known as sibilants which hiss (s, sh, c, z, ch)
Created by: mmerrima