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Poetry Terms

ELA Hunt

onomatopoeia refers to words which sound like the sound or action they describe
repetition the repeating of a word or phrase to add rhythm or to emphasize an idea
metaphor compares tow different things without using like or as
alliteration repeating of beginning consonant sounds
simile compares two different things using either like or as
personification a form of figurative language in which an idea, object, or animal is given the characteristics of a person
rhyme when the end of words sound the same
rhythm a written, spoken, or musical pattern with a series of regularly accented beats
hyperbole an exaggeration of the truth
imagery the words in your poem that use strong verbs, specific nouns and adjectives to give the reader a sensory experience (picture)
sensory language use your five senses to make descriptions more vivid
figurative language a form of language use in which writier and speakers mean something other than the literal meaning of their words
mood the feeling that the poem gives the reader
line break where the lines are broken into parts of the poem or stanzas to create an effective visual presentation
stanza a grouping of lines in a poem (much like a paragraph)
Created by: rowlandm4