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Poetry/Drama

TermDefinition
Poetry Artistic writing that creates word pictures
Pose Ordinary writing in a sentence
Meter A rhythmic pattern of word sounds
Rhyme Words that sound the same
Free Verse Words at the end of poetry lines do not rhyme
Rhyme Scheme The pattern of rhyme in a poem
Personification Something nonhuman doing something only humans do
Alliteration The repetition of the same sounds at the beginning of words
Hyperbole An extreme exaggeration
Onomatopoeia Words that imitate the sounds they deserve
Metaphor A comparison not using "like" or "as"
Stanza A paragraph in a poem
End rhyme Last words that end with they same rhyme
Allusion A brief reference to something or someone
Couplet Two lines that rhyme
Haiku A single subject peom
Dialogue Lines spoken by actors
Drama A story written to be performed by actors
Act A major section of a play
Scenes A subdivision of an act
Script The written text of a play
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