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Poetry Elements Voc.

Term with Definition

Question Answer
Rows of words Line
lines of poetry grouped together like a paragraph Stanza
a comparison of two things using the words "like" or "as" Simile
make things more dramatic than they really are, over the top description or comparison exaggeration
a diliberate use of exaggeration hyperbole
gives animals or objects human qualities- makes non-human things act like humans personification
the person (author)of a poem poet
the character that is talking in the poem speaker
the repeated sounds, or beat in a poem rhythm
two or more words that have the same ending sound rhyme
the repetition of the initial (fist) consonant sound in a series of words allliteration
the way a person speaks representing a particular group of people dialect
in general, a comparison of two things analogy
a vivid picture the poem paints in the readers mind image
word that can have more than one meaning like raise and raise multiple meaning words
the use of the same sound, word, or phrase, or line over and over on purpose repitition
words that appeal to any of the five senses: sight, hearing, feeling, smell, taste sensory language
something that represents something else symbol
element of the appearance of words, lines, stanzas or even the whole poem that add to the poems meaning. visual elements
Created by: Awallenbeck