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Poetry Terms

CluePoetry term
The REPETITION of CONSONANT sounds at the BEGINNING of words alliteration
consists of words and phrases that appeal to a reader's five SENSES imagery
COMPARISON of two things that are basically unlike but have some qualities in common metaphor
use of words whose SOUNDS echo their meanings onomatopoeia
the giving of HUMAN qualities to an animal, object, or idea personification
a technique in which a sounds, word or phrase, or line is REPEATED for EMPHASIS or UNITY repetition
PATTERN of END rhymes in a poem rhyme scheme
a type of NARRATIVE poem that tells a STORY, often with REPEATED refrain; generally MEANT TO BE SUNG or recited ballad
a SERIOUS, MOURNFUL, melancholy lyric poem mourning a DEATH or a great LOSS elegy
a LONG narrative poem that tells the STORY of a HERO and his adventures epic
poetry with NO FIXED PATTERN or meter, rhyme, line length, or stanza arrangement free verse
a LONG LYRIC poem that CELEBRATES something, someone, or some event in life ode
a lyric poem that consists of 14 LINES -- usually with strict patterns of rhyme; often written in IAMBIC pentameter sonnet
Created by: PantherPride



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