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Poetry Terms

Uses each letter in a word going down to create a poem. acrostic
Has a second meaning along with the story. allegory
Meant to be sung. ballad
Five lines. cinquain
A long poem on a serious subject involving heros. epic
Words to achieve special meaning or affect. figurative language
An overstatement. Exageration of possibility ir fact. hyperbole
To represent an image. To suggest visual picture. imagery
Two unlike objects are compared without like or as. metaphor
A pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables. meter
Words whose sounds express meanings. onomatopoeia
Giving inanimate objects human characteristics. personification
A short popular saying. proverb
A play on words. (Think Carl Azuz) pun
Repeating. repetition
Words that sound alike. rhyme
Words formed in the image the words are discribing. shape/concrete
A single stanza. 14 lines. (Think Shakespeare) sonnet
Created by: purplepegasus15



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