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Poetry Words97

All words poetry

Rhyme The repetition of sounds at the ends of words.
Figurative Language Writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally.
Hyperbole An over exaggeration of ideas, not usually possible.
Metaphor A figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else; Like a simile, it works to point out a similarity between two unlike objects.
Alliteration The repetition of initial consonant sounds. Writers use alliteration to draw attention to certain words or ideas, to imatate sounds, and to create musical effects.
Onomatopoeia The use of words that imitate sounds.
Personification A type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human charateristics.
Repetition The use, more than once, of any element of language - a sound, word, phrase, or sentence etc.
Rhyme Scheme A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem.
Refrain A regularly repeated line or group of lines in a poem or song.
Simile Figure of speech that uses "like" or "as" to make a direct comparison between two unlike objects.
Stanza A formal division of lines in poem, considered as a unit.
Idiom A commonly used expression that is not meant to be taken literally.
Imagery Use of sensory language to create an image in the reader's mind.
Created by: Matt36