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7LA Poetry Vocab

Poetry Vocabulary

What is onomatopoeia? words used to imitate the sound of something
What is hyperbole? an exaggerated statement
What is limerick? five-line humorous poem
What is imagery? concrete words or details that appeal to the senses
What is rhythm? the arrangement of stressed and unstressed sounds in writing
What is connotation? the emotional associations surrounding a word
What is metaphor? comparison between two basically unlike things
What is rhyme? the repetition of syllable sounds
What is simile? a comparison between two basically unlike things using "like" or "as"
What is alliteration? the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning or within words
What is personification? human characteristics are given to nonhuman things
What is denotation? the dictionary meaning of the word
What is mood? the atmosphere or feeling within a poem
What is satire? kind of writing that makes fun of something, often some human weakness
What are couplets? a group of two lines that rhyme
What is a verse? a single line of poetry
What is poetry? the oldest form of literature. It is concerned with all kinds of emotions and communicates its thoughts and feelings through careful word choice and arrangement. it relies heavily on imagery, sound devices, rhythm & connotation
What is a stanza? several verses arranged together (they look like paragraphs in a poem)
What is a rhyme scheme? the pattern of rhymes in the poem. Letters are assigned to each line of poetry to describe a poem's rhyming pattern
Who is a speaker in the poem? the person talking in the poem. Sometimes the speaker is the poet, but other times it is a fictional character
What is a consonance? the repetition of a consonant sound. This can be used to reinforce an image in the poem.
What is an assonance? the repetition of vowel sounds within a line of poetry. This can be used to reinforce an image in the poem
What is repetition? repeating words or lines in a poem to emphasize a point, message, theme or mood
What is figurative language? writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally. Common types include: simile, metaphor, personification & hyperbole
What is a free verse? poetry written without a set rhythm or rhyme scheme. It may sound more like normal conversation
What is a narrative poem? it tells a story (it has all short story elements: character, setting, plot, conflict, resolution)
Created by: ndmsteach