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Poetry English Vocab

TermDefinition
Form Refers to a poem's structure, or the way the words are arranged on the page.
Free Verse Poems that do no t have a regular pattern, rhyme, or rhythm.
Stanzas Poems use these instead of paragraphs.
Lines Poems are made up of these.
Rhythm The pattern of stressed or unstressed syllables in each line.
Rhyme Examples of this are: Cat-Hat and Boo-Moo
Meter A regular pattern of rhythm.
Rhyme Scheme A regular pattern of rhyme.
Scansion Meter is charted in this process where stressed syllables are marked with a ` and unstressed syllables with a ^.
Foot Consists of one steady syllable and one or two unstressed ones.
Consonance Repetition of consonant sounds within and at the end of words.
Diction Word choice
Imagery Evokes sensory experiences for readers by appealing to the 5 senses.
Elegy Specific type of lyric poem. Meditates about death, generally about a loved one who has recently died.
Ode A poem that highly praises something, usually a person, event, or an idea. Normally has a formal tone.
Dramatic Monologue A poem in which the speaker addresses a silent or abstract listener, as if engaging in a private conversation.
Connotation An idea or feeling that a word invokes.
Hyperbole Exaggerated statement or claims not meant to be take literally. (Sarcasm)
Ballad A poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas,
Lyric Poem A short poem of song like quality.
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