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poetry test terms

Quiz yourself by thinking what should be in each of the black spaces below before clicking on it to display the answer.

symbolism,When one thing represents itself literallyand something else figuratively.    
ex.An eagle figuratively represents freedom    
couplet,a pair of rhyming lines    
connotation,the feelings or emotions surrounding a word    
denotation,The dictionary definition of a word    
diction,a writer's or speaker's choice of words    
tone,The feeling the writer has towards the written topic. It is created by diction(word choice)    
mood,The feeling the reader gets from the writing.    
rhyme scheme,the pattern of rhyme in a poem    
onomatopoeia,using words that imitate the sound they denote    
alliteration,use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse.    
Sally sells seashells by the seashore. sssssss    
internal rhyme,rhyme that occurs within a line of poetry    
ex. The cat in the hat was sad.    
metaphor,comparison not using like or as    
simile,a comparison using like or as    
imagery,Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)    
limerick,a humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme aabba    
haiku,a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons.    
narrative poem,a poem that tells a story and has a plot    
ex. The Raven    
dramatic poem,Poem that reveals character through monologue or dialogue    
Usually found in a play.    
ex. "The Seven Ages of Man".    
sonnet,a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme    
stanza,a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem    
figurative meaning,When the words mean something other than what they say.(Connotative meaning)    
literal meaning,dictionary meaning of a word    
speaker of a poem,person that speaks the poem    
pun,a humorous play on words    
assonance,repetition of vowel sounds    
ex. I need to eat and sleep. (the long e sound)    
personification,A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes    
refrain,A line that repeats itself in a poem.    
lyric poem,a poem that does not tell a story but expresses the personal feelings or thoughts of a speaker    
ex." I wandered Lonely as a Cloud"    
Free verse,Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme    
blank verse,unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)    
example: Romeo and Juliet is considered blank verse.    
iambic pentameter,a common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents, each foot containing an unaccented syllable and an accented syllable.    


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