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Poetry Terms. Alliteration. Repetition of a consonant. Example P eter, P eter P umpkin Eater. Assonance. Repetition of a vowel sound. Example P e ter, P e ter pumpkin ea ter had a wife and couldn’t k ee p her. Ballads. A songlike poem that tells a story, usually adventure or romance.

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Poetry Terms


Alliteration

Repetition of a consonant

  • Example

  • Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater


Assonance

Repetition of a vowel sound

Example

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater had a wife

and couldn’t keep her.


Ballads

A songlike poem that tells a story, usually adventure or romance


Concrete Poetry

A poem that has the shape of the poem’s subject


Dramatic Poetry

Poetry that involves the techniques of drama


End rhyme

Rhyme at the end of a line


Free Verse

Poetry not written in regular rhythmic pattern


Haiku

3 line Japanese verse form

  • Line 1 & 3 are five syllables

  • Line 2 is seven syllables


Imagery

Descriptive language to recreate sensory experiences

*it is writing that appeals to your senses to help you visualize the subject – imagine it


Internal rhyme

Rhyme within a line of poetry


Jargon

Slang or confusing language


Lyric poetry

Highly musical poem that expresses feeling


Metaphor

A comparison between two unlike things

Example:

“Juliet is the sun”


Meter

Rhythmic pattern in a poem


Musical Devices

Poetic devices that have musical qualities


Narrative Poetry

Poetry that tells a story


Onomatopoeia

Use of words that imitate the sound it makes

Example:

Buzz, Woof, Pow, Wee


Personification

Giving an object humanlike qualities

Example:

Beauty and the Beast – Mrs. Potts


Poetry

Literature that uses highly concise, musical, emotional language


Prose

Ordinary form of written language

NOT poetry, drama, or song


Refrain

Repeated line/group of lines in a poem or song


Repetition

Use of a sound, word, or phrase more than once


Repetition

Use of a sound, word, or phrase more than once


Rhyme

Repetition of sound at the end of words


Rhyme Scheme

Regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem

Remember the Shakespearean Sonnet:

ABAB CDCD EFEF GG


Rhythm

Pattern of beats (stresses) in poetry


Simile

Comparison of two unlike things using like or as


Symbols

Something that stands for something else


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