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Poetry Terms to Know

Study these vocabulary words to prepare for EOG's!

alliteration repetition of initial consonant sounds
free verse lines with no pattern, structure or rhyme
imagery descriptive or figurative language that creates word pictures
hyperbole an exaggeration
tone the way an author feels about his or her topic
mood the feeling of the selection,the way the author wants the reader to feel
irony where a writer says one thing while meaning another
theme the moral or lesson about life that a selection teaches
onomatopoeia words that imitate the sounds associated with the words or objects
personification giving an non-human thing human characteristics
stanza a group of lines in a poem
rhyme repetition of ending sounds in words
sensory words language that appeals to the senses (smell, sight, sounds)
poet the author of a poem
metaphor compares two unlike objects
simile compares objects using like or as
Created by: kimseyj