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POETRY TERMS-FWN-JRS

POETRY TERMS- JRS.

TermDefinition
personification figure of speech that gives human qualities to something not human
meter the regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in each poetic line
assonance the repetition of similar vowel sounds within non-rhyming words in a line of poetry (like low and ghost)
speaker the voice that communicates to the reader in a poem
rhyme scheme a regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem formed at the ends of lines--to describe it, one uses letters of the alphabet
consonance the repetition of final consonant sounds in words within a line, such as fall and faithful
simile A figure of speech that compares two apparently unlike things using like or as
alliteration the repetition of initial consonant sounds at the beginnings of words within a line, like dance of dusky delight
imagery very descriptive language that appeals to one or more of the five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell
metaphor a figure of speech that compares apparently two unlike things without using like or as; it implies that one thing is another
internal rhyme rhyme that occurs when rhyming words appear within the same line of poetry
approximate or slant rhyme a rhyme that occurs when end rhymes are similar but not exact, like prove and glove
Created by: wilder-newlandf