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poetry terms

what is prose? the way people speak and write
what is poetry? writing that contains rhyme
what is denotation? dictionary definition of a word
what is connotation? the emotional meaning of a word
what is a stanza? a group of lines within a poem
what is line break? how a poem is broken into lines
what does a narrative poem do? tells a story
what does a lyrical poem do? tells a story but has a refrain
what is a free verse poem? anything you want it to be
what is a concrete poem? shape poetry
what is a name poem? use of letters in your name to create a poem
what is a haiku poem? Japanese poetry with three lines, 17 syllables
what do characteristics of poetry do? define your poetry
what do poetic devices do? enhance your poetry
what is compactness in a poem? a poem that is 10 lines or less
what is figurativeness in a poem? a metaphor
what is rhythm in a poem? regular sound patterns
what is imagery in a poem? the use of our senses
what is emotional intensity in a poem? reader is involved briefly but intensely through emotion
what are sound patterns in a poem? long and short vowel sounds and rhythm patterns
what is alliteration repetition of the same or similar constants, ex. creamy and crunchy
what is a metaphor? comparison between two unlike things, ex. bright night
what is a simile? comparison between two unlike things, ex. happy as the sun
what is internal rhyme? rhyme within one sentence, ex. he went up the HILL, to visit the MILL
what is end rhyme? rhyme at the end of two or more sentences in a row
what is repetition? repeating of words or phrases throughout a poem
what is refrain? a repeated line or stanza used throughout a poem
what is an onomatopoeia? the use of a word whose sound suggests the meaning of the word
what is an oxymoron? a contradiction in terms
what is symbolism? something small used to represent something bigger
what is personification? giving nonhuman things human like characteristics
what is hyperbole? a huge exaggeration
what is irony? a twist of fate
Created by: mlangley12



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