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Poetry Vocab

lyric poem a poem that expresses the feelings and emotions of the author
narrative poem a poem that tells a story
alliteration a repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of two or more words
figurative language writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally
irony when what you expect is the opposite of reality
metaphor a figure of speech that compares two unlike things- My stomach is a bottomless pit.
onomatopoeia a word that imitates a sound
personification giving a non-human thing a human characteristic
simile a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using like or as.
stanza a group of lines in poetry
oxymoron a contradiction of terms
hyperbole an exaggeration
acrostic poem a poem in which certain letters in each line form a word or words.
rhyme matching sounds at the ends of words
repetition using an element of language more than once
rhythm pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
haiku a three-line poem, usually about nature, where there are 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second line, and 5 in the third line
free verse poetry a type of poetry that is not written in any rhythmical pattern; can be any length.
Created by: ljwheatley



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