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Tschroeder Poetry Te

Poetry Terms

TermDefinition
stanza A group of lines in a poem separated by a white space
couplet a two line stanza often with end rhyme
soliloquy a long speech made by a single character
meter a rhythmic structure in a line of poetry involving stressed and unstressed syllables
free verse a poem that has no structure, rhyme or rhythm
blank verse a poem that does not rhyme but has a regular meter
narrative poem a poem that tells a story
sonnet a poem with 14 lines. Each line has ten syllables written in iambic pentameter
elegy a sad poem about a person who has died
alliteration the repetition of the same consonant sound
onomatopoeia a word that sounds like what it represents
assonance the repitition of the same vowel sound
repetition a word or phrase that is repeated in a line of poetry or stanza
imagery descriptive language
personification giving human characteristics to an object or animal
simile comparing two or more things using like or as
metaphor a comparison between two objects using am, is , are, was, were, be, been
hyperbole an extreme exaggeration
oxymoron a description where two words are opposite of each other
internal rhyme rhymes within a line of poetry
end rhyme words at the end of a line of poetry that rhyme
Created by: Tschroeder
 

 



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