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Poetry Lit Terms

Practice with poetry Lit terms

Tone The attitude of the writer toward the topic or subject
Meter Arrangement of words in poetry based on rhythm, accents, and the number of syllables in a line
Mood The emotions or feelings that are conveyed in a literary work
Theme The main message/lesson learned that a writer wants to communicate to a reader
Rhyme Words with similar ending sounds such as hit/bit, yellow/fellow
Rhythm A regular pattern of sound and beats within a poem
Symbolism Something that stands for something else in literature (dove = peace)
Rhyme Scheme The pattern of rhymes made by the final words or sounds in the lines of a poem -Example would be a stanza with the lines labeled A,B, A, C
Stanza a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse - it is like a paragraph in a novel
Speaker of a poem “The speaker is the voice or "persona" of a poem
Created by: lpercifield



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