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poetry vocab

Alliteration The repetition of same or similar consonant sounds in words that are close together
Pattern a combination of the organization of lines rhyme schemes, stanzas, rhythm, and meter
Allusion A reference to someone or something that is known from history, literature, religion, politics, sports, science, or some other branch of culture
Personification A figure of speech that gives an object or animal human features
Context clues Using words surrounding unknown words to determine their meaning
Couplet Two consecutive lines of poetry that work together
Rereading Gives the reader more than one chance to make sense of challenging text
Drawing conclusions Use written cues to figure out something that is not directly stated
Rhyme/Rhyme scheme The repetition of vowel sounds in accented syllables and all succeeding syllables. The pattern of rhyme in a poem is called a rhyme scheme
Free verse Poetry that does not follow a pattern
Haiku Traditional Japanese poetry that has three lines with the first and last line consisting of five syllables and the second having seven syllables.
Rhyme A rise and fall of the voice produced by the alternation of stressed and unstressed syllables in language
Hyperbole A figure of speech that uses incredible exaggeration or overstatement
Setting the location of the poem
Simile a comparison using like or as
Imagery i method of using words that will make the reader "see" what the author writes
Sonnet The sonnet is a fourteen-line poem written in iambic pentameter, which employ one of several rhyme schemes and adhere to a tightly structured thematic organization.
Irony the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
Stanza a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse.
Speaker a person who speaks.
Meaning what is intended to be, or actually is, expressed or indicated; signification; import:
Summarizing Summarizing teaches students how to discern the most important ideas in a text, how to ignore irrelevant information, and how to integrate the central ideas in a meaningful way. Teaching students to summarize improves their memory for what is read.
Metaphor a comparison that doesn't use like or as
Symbols a mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function, or process, e.g., the letter or letters standing for a chemical element or a character in musical notation.
Mood a feeling the reader has
Theme the message of the story
Onomatopoeia the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.
Tone the feeling the author has
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