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Poetry Vocabulary

Alliteration a poetic or literary effect achieved by using several words that begin with the same or similar consonants
An example of alliteration Whither wilt thou wander, way farer?
Assonance the similarity of two or more vowel sounds, especially in words that are close together in a poem
An example of assonance The lovely umbrella was under the August sky.
Figurative Language "figures of speech" a way of saying something in a non literal way
An example of figurative language metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole
Onomatopoeia a word that is the sound that something makes
Example of an onomatopoeia Pop, swish, vroom
Hyperbole deliberate and obvious exaggeration used for effect
An example of hyperbole It was so funny, I nearly died laughing!
Metaphor to describe somebody or something in a word or phrase that is not meant to be taken literally, but by means of a vivid comparison expresses something about him, her, or it.
An example of metaphor The teacher, a robot, spewing information that we must remember.
Simile to describe somebody or something by comparing two different things, especially with a phrase containing the word "like" or "as"
An example of a simile He is as white as a sheet.
Personification giving human qualities to objects or abstract notions
An example of personification The large jagged rock sat stubbornly in the garden, demanding attention and respect from the surrounding flowers.
Poem A piece of writing set out in short lines, often with a noticebale rhythmn and may have words that rhyme.
Poet an author of poetry
Syllable a unit of spoken language consisting of a single uninterrupted sound forming all or part of a word
How many syllables does this word have, "America"? 4
Rhyme If words rhyme, they end with the same sound.
An example of a rhyme If you all get your work done, we can have a lot more fun!
Verse a part of a poem, kind of like a sentence or phrase, can be more than one line.
Stanza a number of lines of verse forming a separate unit witnin a poem
Repetition words or sounds that happend more than once in a poem for a specific reason the poet has decided on
Refrain a line or group of lines that recurs at regular intervals in a poem, especially at the ends of verses
Rhythm a regular beat in music, poetry, and dance
Pattern repeated words, rhythm, or sounds
Emotion a strong feeling such as happiness, love, anger, or grief
Mood your state of mind
Tone the general quality or character of a poem as an indicator of the attitude or view of the person who produced it
Image a picture you visualize during reading
Imagery to describe something vividly or in visual terms
Inference a conclusion drawn of what is implied by the poem
Created by: Adamsthornell



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