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Poetry Vocab 7th Gr

Academic Vocab for Poetry

Alliteration Repeating the same sound at the beginning of words in the same line. Ex: Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore.
Figurative Language Words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the actual meaning.
Hyperbole An extreme exaggeration. Ex: It was 1,000 degrees outside today.
Metaphor Comparing two unlike things, NOT using like or as. Ex: Aubrey was a cheetah running at recess.
Mood How the poem makes you feel.
Onomatopoeia Sound words. Ex: Snap! Crackle! Pop!
Personification Making animals or objects have human characteristics. Ex: The pencil jumped off my desk.
Repetition The repeating of a word or phrase to show importance.
Rhyme Words that end with similar sounds. Ex: hat, fat, bat
Rhythm/Meter A patter of sounds that create a beat.
Sensory Images The reader pictures things that the poet describes using his or her 5 senses
Simile Comparing 2 unlike things using like or as. Ex: Aubrey was as fast as a cheetah.
Tone The attitude of the poet about the poem.
Line Break Where one line of poetry ends and goes to the next line.
Line The smallest piece of a poem. The basic building block of poetry.
Stanza one or more lines together that are about the same idea, separated from each other by a space. The "paragraphs" of poetry.
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