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poetry terms

TermDefinition
Lyric Poetry poetry that expresses a strong feeling or emotion
Narrative Poem poetry that tells a story.A ballad and an epic are examples of narrative poems.
Dramatic Poem poetry that is meant be read aloud
Symbol Something that represent something else
End weight the emphasis of a line a poetry is not made clear until the end of the line of poetry OR the end of the poem
Tone Author's attitude towards the subject of the writing/text (An author's attitude positive negative or neutral)
Stanza poetic paragraph
Refrain words/phrases repeated in the same order or position in many or all stanzas
Volta Is the turn of a sonnet It usually occurs around the 8th line of the sonnet
enjambment When a thought or sense, phrase or clause, in a line of poetry does not come to an end at the line break, but moves over to the next line
Imagery creating a "mental picture" by appealing to the five senses
Metaphor A comparison between two unlike things by saying on is the other
Simile A comparison between two unlike things using like or as
Repition repeating words ,sounds, or phrases
Anaphora the repetition of a word or words at the beginning of successive phrase, clauses, or lines
Epistrophe the repetition of a word or words at the end of successive phrases, clauses or line
Alliteration repeating the beginning SOUNDS of a word
Assonance Repetition of INTERNAL VOWEL SOUNDS
Consonance repetition of ENDING CONSONANT
Rhyme when both assonance and consonance are present
Rhyme Scheme a poet's deliberate pattern of line that rhyme with other lines in a poem or a stanza
Rhythm the "beat"of a poem
Personification giving inanimate objects human abilities
Hyperbole extreme exaggeration
Onomopoeia sound words
Allusion a reference in a story to an historical event a person from history or a work of literature, or a character in a work of literature
Jargon specific phrases and words by writers in a particular situation, profession or trade
Idiom an expression used by a particular group pf people with a meaning that is only known through common use
Diction the poet/author's specific word choice
Meter the measured arrangement of sounds/beats in a poem
Free verse poetry that does not rhyme or have a measurable meter
Verse a single line of peotry
Theme the central meaning or dominant message the poet if trying to get across to the reader
Oxymoron a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear next to each other
Created by: patriciacruz
 

 



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