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Poetry Vocabulary

Rhyme the repetition of accented vowel sounds and all succeeding consonant sounds.
Stanza a group of lines forming a unit in a poem.
Lyric Poetry expresses a speaker's personal thoughts and feelings.
Metaphor a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two seemingly unlike things.
Speaker the voice of the poem or the role the poet plays in the poem
Onomatopoeia the use of a word or phrase that actually imitates or suggests the sound of what it describes
Poetry a special kind of writing in which language, imagery, and sound combine to create a special emotional effect.
Personification a figure of speech in which an animal, object, or idea is described as having human form or characteristics.
Rhyme Scheme the pattern of rhymes formed by the end rhyme in a poem. It is indicated by assigning a different letter of the alphabet to each new rhyme.
Simile a figure of speech that directly compares two seemingly unlike things using a comparing word such as "like" or "as."
Ballad a short, musical narrative poem. They usually focus on a single situation, that is dramatic, often tragic episode of love, death, or physical courage.
Parallelism the repeating of phrases or sentences so that the repeated parts are alike in structure or in meaning.
Alliteration the repeating of consonant sounds, most often at the beginning of words.
Repetition the repeating of sound, letters, words, or lines,which helps give poetry its meaning, form, and sound.
Assonance the repeating of vowel sounds, especially in a line of poetry.
Mood a prevailing attitude or distinctive atmosphere.
Allusion a reference made to something else to associate meaning.
Imagery words used to create a picture or feeling.
Oxymoron words that contradict each other.
Understatement minimizes what we know to be true.
Hyperbole an exaggeration used to create emphasis.
Figurative Language the use of language in a variety of forms.
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