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Reading Poetry Vocab

Poetry Vocabulary Flashcards

BEATS the stressed syllables in a line of poetry
IMAGERY pictures in our mind created through the use of figurative language or vivid descriptions
LINES rows of words, may be one word or several words
METAPHOR says that one thing (noun) is another
PERSONIFICATION gives things not alive a human quality, or makes them seem human.
REPETITION a repeating pattern of sounds or words
RHYME an agreement in the final sounds of words - heat, meat
RHYTHM a regular pattern of beats - bouncy, playful, excited, etc.
SENSE WORDS words that appeal to the 5 senses - sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch
SIMILE compares items (nouns) using like or as
STANZA lines arranged in groups that makes up the divisions of a poem
WORD PLAY tongue twisters, making up words, using a pun (clever and intentional play on words)
"It is as wide as the Grand Canyon." This phrase is an example of which poetry element? SIMILE
"This assignment was a breeze!" This phrase is an example of which poetry element? METAPHOR
"The slippery grassy slope smelled of fresh green grass, and tasted like dirt as I face planted and violently rolled down the hill in my fancy white dress shirt." This phrase is an example of which poetry element? IMAGERY
"The wild and woolly walrus waits and wonders when we'll walk by!" This phrase is an example of which poetry element? REPETITION - "w" sound
One, two, Buckle my shoe. Three, four, Shut the door. This phrase is an example of which poetry element? RYTHME
"I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. It's impossible to put down." This phrase is an example of which poetry element? WORD PLAY - pun
soft, white, hideous These words are an example of which poetry element? SENSE WORDS (preferably), OR, imagery
"Many an anemone sees an enemy anemone." This phrase is an example of which poetry element? WORD PLAY - tongue twister
“Hey diddle, Diddle, The cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon; The little dog laughed To see such sport, And the dish ran away with the spoon.” This poem is an example of which poetry element? PERSONIFICATION
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