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Poetry Terms 1

A poem that has no meaning or doesnt make since. A Nonsense Poem
A poem thats in the shape of what it's describing. A Concrete poem
A story told in verse. Narrative poems often have all the elements of short stories, including characters, setting, conflict and plot. Narrative Poem
A poem that ends a different way from what it might seem. Irony
Poetry without regular rhyme, meter, or stanza formation Free Verse
A group of lines forming one of the divisions of a poem, like a paragraph Stanza
Two successive lines of poetry, especially two of the same length that rhyme Couplet
A nonsense poem of five lines, usually with the rhyme scheme aabba Limerick
A comparison between two elements that does not use “like” or “as" Metaphor
A poetic expression in which two elements are compared by using either “like” or “as” Simile
Rhyme is the repetition of a sound in two or more words or phrases. Rhyme
The common type of rhyme that occurs at the end of lines is called End Rhyme
However, rhyme can occur within a line as well. Some rhymes are ------, like peas and cheese. The sounds of these words are exactly alike, except for the consonants at the beginning. Exact Rhyme
words whose sounds are similar, but not identical, like pans and hams. Half Rhymes
or pattern of rhymes, to focus your attention on a particular passage. Rhyme Scheme
Repitition of an initial sound, usually of a consonant or cluster, in two or more words of a phrase, line of poetry Alliteration
Created by: gerbe222



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