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poetry terms

TermDefinition
verse writing arranged with metrical rhythm, typically having a rhyme pattern
prose so called "ordinary" writing - made up of sentences and paragraphs
end rhyme rhyme of the final syllables of the lines of poetry
meter the word for the rhythm of poetry - counted in feet
iambic pentameter 5 feet of iambs (unstressed followed by stressed syllable) in a line . u/ u/ u/ u/ u/
anapestic rhythm that contains feet of 2 unstressed syllables followed by a stressed . uu/ uu/
sonnet a form of 14 line poem written in iambic pentameter, and ABAB CDCD EFEF GG rhyme pattern
ode form of poetry that gives tribute or offers adoration
narrative a form of poetry that tells a story
free verse a form of poetry that does not follow any regular rhyme or rhythm and defies all other rules if it wants to
alliteration sound device that uses repetition of the beginning consonant sounds
assonance sound device created when two or more words close to each other repeat the same vowel sounds
consonance sound device created when two or more words close to each other repeat the same consonant sounds NOT just in the beginning of the word
onomatopoeia sound device created when the words name the sound they make
imagery description that appeals to the five senses
mood the feeling the reader gets as the react the the authors writing
simile imagery that compares two unlike things using like or as
metaphor imagery that compares two unlike things but does NOT use like or as
symbolism a literary device which uses objects, people or words to represent something beyond its LITERAL meaning
tone the attitude of the author that comes across in the text and word choices they write
Created by: puphus