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Poetry

poetry definition

TermDefinition
imagery words or phrases that appeal to a reader's senses
Stephen King Mrs. Shea's favorite author
hyperbole using exaggeration for effect
denotation the literal definition of a word
metaphor a comparison of 2 unlike things states as a fact
personification giving human characteristics to something not human
alliteration the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words
connotation extra images and associations that shade a word's meaning
onomatopoeia words whose sounds echo their meanings
tone the poet's attitude toward the subject
simile a comparison of unlike things using like or as
poetry a type of literature which words are chosen and arranged for effect
line it might be a single word or sentence or part of a sentence
structure the way a poem looks on a page
refrain one or more lines repeated in each stanze of a poem
rhythm the musical quality of a poem
stanza a group of 2 or more lines that form a unit in a poem
meter a regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
repetition a technique in which a sound, word, phrase, or line are repeated
rhyme the repetition of sounds at the end of words
speaker the voice of a poem that talks to the reader
Created by: renaetelford
 

 



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