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TermDefinitionExample
2. Allusion A reference to someone or something that in know from history, literature, religion, politics, sports, science, or some other branch of culture
3. Context Clues using words surrounding unknown words to determine their meaning
4. Couplet Two consecutive lines of poetry that work together
5. Drawing Conclusions Use written cues to figure out something that is not directly stated
6. Free Verse Poetry that does not conform to a regular meter or rhyme scheme
7. Haiku Presents a vivid picture and the poet's impression, sometimes with suggestions of spiritual insight . The traditional haiku is three lines long : the first line is five syllables, the second line is seven syllables, the third line is five syllables
8. Hyperbole A figure of speech that uses incredible exaggeration, or overstatement, for effect I could eat a thousand hamburgers right now
9. Imagery The use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a noun, or an experience
10. Inferring Giving a logical guess based on the facts or evidence presented using prior knowledge to help "read between the lines"
11. Irony In general, it is the difference between the way something appears and what is actually there
12. Meaning What is the poem about ?
13. Metaphor A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things without the use of like or as Education is a life raft in the ocean of America
14. Mood The feeling created in the reader by the poem or story
15. Onomatopoeia The use of a word whose sound imitates or suggest its meaning Boom! Smash! Pow! Pssst. Ssshh!
16. Pattern
17. Personification
18. Rereading
19. Rhyme
20. Rhyme Scheme
21. Rhythm
22. Setting
23. Simile
24. Sonnet
25. Speaker
26. Stanza
27. Summarizing
28. Symbols
29. Theme The central message or insight into life through the poem
30. Tone The attitude a writer takes toward the subject of a work, the characters in it, or the audience
1. Alleration The repetition of the same or similar consonant in words that are close together The sneaky, slippery snake
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