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Poetry Vocabulary


Audience The group of readers the poet is talking to
Assonance The repetition or a pattern of similar sounds, especially vowel sounds as in the tongue twister "Moses supposes his toeses are roses."
Epic Poem A long narrative poem about a here's adventure
Form The arrangement of words and lines on a page
Imagery Writing that appeals to the senses
Free Verse Poetry without patterns in rhyme or rhyme
Lyric Poem Poetry expressing the thoughts and feelings of one speaker
Ballads A narrative poem that is meant to be sung or recited
Limerick A short, numerous 5-line poem
Couplet A pair of lines that rhyme
Refrain A phrase, line, or group of lines that is repeated throughout a poem, usually after every stanza.
Rhythm the beat or cadence of poetry
Rhyme two or more words which match in the same last sound
Narrative Poetry A spoken or written account of connected events; telling of a story.
Repetition using a key word several times through a poem
Mood the feeling or atmosphere of a piece
Haiku Lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of 5, 7, 5 syllables
Created by: Kwinfrey