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poetry terms

QuestionAnswer
alliteration repeated consonant sounds at the beggining of the word.
assonance the repetition of the same vowel sound in different words.
concrete poem a poem in which the shape suggests the subject
consonance the repetition of similar final consonant sounds at the ends of words or accented syllables
feet single units of stressed and unstressed syallables
figurative languages vivid, immaginative language that is not meant to be interpreted literally
form the physical structure of the poem and the the physical structure of the poem and the rules the poet follows to achieve a particular structure
free verse poetry written without a regular rhyme scheme, meter,or form
haiku a traditional form of Japanese poetry that has 3 lines and 17 syllales
hyperbole exaggeration meant to producea particular effect
idiom a common phrase made up of words that can't be understood by their literal (ordinary meaning)
lyric poetry verse that expresses a poet's thoughts and feelings about a single image or idea
metaphor a comparison between 2 unlike things without using like or as
meter a rhythmical pattern of a poem
mood the feeling created by the poem
narrative poem a poem that tells a story..
onomatopoeia the use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning
personification giving human characteristics to nonhumam subjects
rhyme the repetition of a sound at the end of nearby words
rhythm a poem's pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
sensory details (imagery) details that appeal to the 5 senses
simile a comparison between 2 unlike things using like or as
stanza a group of lines that might be thought of as corresponding to a paragraph in prose
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