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LA Poetry

poetry terms

TermDefinition
Poetry type of literature which ideas and feelings expressed in compact, imaginative, and musical language
Prose ordinary form of written or spoken language lacks special features of poetry
Verse one line in a poem
Stanza group of lines within a poem
Couplet rhymed pair (2) of lines in a poem
Triplet three rhyming lines
Imagery words and phrases that appeal to the reader's senses (helps reader imagine)
Sensory language writing that appeals to the senses
Irony contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens
Free verse poem that does not rhyme
Rhyme repetition of sounds at the end of words and internally
Rhyme scheme pattern of rhymes in a poem
End rhyme rhyming words occurring at the end of lines
Internal rhyme rhyme that occurs within a line
Rhythym pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
Repetition use of any element of language-sound, word, phrase, more than once. Used to stress ideas and create sound effects
Alliteration repetition of a sound or letter at the beginning of words
Onomatopoeia words whose sound suggests their meaning:POP, BUZZZZZ,BOOM
Personification giving human qualities to an animal, object, or idea
Hyperbole extreme over-statement/exaggeration of an idea used to show emphasis or humor
Simile comparing two things using the words like, than, or as
Metaphor comparing two things that have equality in common without using like or as
Figurative Language writing not meant to be taken literally
Created by: Jesus Swag