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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

Poetry Terms


Alliteration

Alliteration

Repetition of a consonant

  • Example

  • Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater


Assonance

Assonance

Repetition of a vowel sound

Example

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater had a wife

and couldn’t keep her.


Ballads

Ballads

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


Concrete poetry

Concrete Poetry

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


Dramatic poetry

Dramatic Poetry

Poetry that involves the techniques of drama


End rhyme

End rhyme

Rhyme at the end of a line


Free verse

Free Verse

Poetry not written in regular rhythmic pattern


Haiku

Haiku

3 line Japanese verse form

  • Line 1 & 3 are five syllables

  • Line 2 is seven syllables


Imagery

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

Internal rhyme

Rhyme within a line of poetry


Jargon

Jargon

Slang or confusing language


Lyric poetry

Lyric poetry

Highly musical poem that expresses feeling


Metaphor

Metaphor

A comparison between two unlike things

Example:

“Juliet is the sun”


Meter

Meter

Rhythmic pattern in a poem


Musical devices

Musical Devices

Poetic devices that have musical qualities


Narrative poetry

Narrative Poetry

Poetry that tells a story


Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia

Use of words that imitate the sound it makes

Example:

Buzz, Woof, Pow, Wee


Personification

Personification

Giving an object humanlike qualities

Example:

Beauty and the Beast – Mrs. Potts


Poetry

Poetry

Literature that uses highly concise, musical, emotional language


Prose

Prose

Ordinary form of written language

NOT poetry, drama, or song


Refrain

Refrain

Repeated line/group of lines in a poem or song


Repetition

Repetition

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


Repetition1

Repetition

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


Rhyme

Rhyme

Repetition of sound at the end of words


Rhyme scheme

Rhyme Scheme

Regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem

Remember the Shakespearean Sonnet:

ABAB CDCD EFEF GG


Rhythm

Rhythm

Pattern of beats (stresses) in poetry


Simile

Simile

Comparison of two unlike things using like or as


Symbols

Symbols

Something that stands for something else


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