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Poetry Terms

Poetry features and terminology

stanza group of lines of a poem arranged together
rhythm The beat created by the sound of the words in the poem.A strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound.
rhyme scheme pattern of rhyming words or sounds-uses letters to label lines that rhyme
end rhyme word at the end of one line rhymes with word at the end of another line
assonance repetition of internal vowel sound in a line to make it sound a perticular way
consonance repetition of consonants at beginning or internally in words in a line to make it sounds a certain way
narrative poem poem that tells a story
free verse poem does not rhyme or have a set meter
couplet poem of only two lines
haiku Japanese poem-three lines-5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables
Ballad poem in the form of a song
Sonnet 14 line poem
Speaker the narrator of the poem (not the same as the poet)
connotation an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
Denotation The dictionary definition and literal meaning of a word
Mood How the reader feels about the text while reading. The author makes you feel this with their words.
Tone Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character.They show you this with their words.
Audience the listener, viewer, or reader of a text
Author's purpose The reason the author has for writing. ( Inform, persuade, express, & entertain)
Setting where and when the story or poem takes place
Sensory language Descriptive language that attempts to invoke one or more of the five senses.
Voice The real or assumed personality used by a writer or speaker.
Style the choices a writer makes; the combination of distinctive features of a literary work
Stanza A group of lines in a poem.
Sound devices elements such as rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, and onomatopoeia - gives poetry a musical quality
Title the name of a book, composition, or other artistic work. Can help you preview what the writing will be about.
Meter A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry. Writer does this on purpose to make the poem sound a certain way.
Epic A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
Created by: lfrost_id



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