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8th Poetry Terms

TermsDefinitionExamples
Rhythm pattern of beats in a line of poetry or prose
Rhyme repetition of sounds at the end of words "The Stolen Child"
Refrain one or more lines repeated in a poem or song
Narrative Poem tells a story "Pied Piper of Hamlin"
Lyric Poem tells emotions of speaker but do NOT tell a story "Song of Wandering Aengus"; "If You Should Go"
Stanza group of lines in a poem
Mood emotion created in the reader by a piece of writing
Simile comparison using like or as "Ode to my Socks"
Metaphor figure of speech in which one thing is written about as if it were another "How to Eat a Poem"
Personification something not human was described as if it were human
Onomatopoeia use or phrase like "meow" or "beep" that sounds like what they name "Pied Piper of Hamlin"
Alliteration repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of syllables
Repetition the use, again, of a sound, word, or group of words "My Father's Hands Held Mine"
Quatrain four-lined stanzas "The Brain is Wider than the Sky"
Couplet two-lined stanza
Poetry language used in special ways so that it reflects its meaning more powerfully than in ordinary speech and writing
Flashback part of a story, play, or poem that presents events happened at an earlier time "Digging"
Apostrophe poem that addresses an object or person directly "How to Eat a Poem"
Parallelism expression of similar ideas in similar ways "How to Eat a Poem"
Image language that describes something that can be seen, touched, heard, tasted, or smelled "The Garden"
Allegory a literary work in which each part stands for, or symbolizes, something else "Song of Wandering Aengus"
Assonance repetition of stressed syllables that end in different consonant sounds. (e.g. lime & light)
Created by: 4bass