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Poetry Vocabulary. Aren’t you excited??. Pre-Test. Write down anything you know about the following words: Allusion Idiom Metaphor Simile Personification Hyperbole Symbol Pun. Allusion. An indirect reference to another literary work or to a famous person, place, or event.

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Poetry vocabulary

Poetry Vocabulary

Aren’t you excited??


Pre test

Pre-Test

  • Write down anything you know about the following words:

    • Allusion

    • Idiom

    • Metaphor

    • Simile

    • Personification

    • Hyperbole

    • Symbol

    • Pun


Allusion

Allusion

  • An indirect reference to another literary work or to a famous person, place, or event.

  • For example:

    • “He’s a modern day Elvis!”

    • Today you have to be the tortoise, not the hare.

    • Jack and Diane

    • I Go Back

    • Star Wars


More examples of allusions

More examples of Allusions

  • Background:

  • Charlie Bit My Finger

  • After Dentist

  • Double Rainbow

  • Actual Allusions

  • Glozell


Hyperbole

Hyperbole

  • An extreme exaggeration.

  • YOU USE THIS ALL THE TIME!

  • Examples:

    • “That test was 1,000 pages long!

    • “I was at school ALL DAY yesterday.”

    • “I had like twelve hours of homework last night!”


Simile

Simile

  • A comparison of two objects using the words “like” or “as”

  • Example:

    • He’s as big as a barn.

    • She skates like a swan.

    • He’s cute as a button.

    • It’s as colorful as a peacock.


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Simile

Similes in songs

  • Like a circus

  • Like a G6

  • As a cactus

  • As the beating drum

  • Like the last slice


Metaphor

Metaphor

  • A comparison of two things using without using the words “like” or “as.”

  • Generally, it will have the word “is”

  • Example:

    • Love is a battlefield.

    • The sun is an angry warrior on a humid day.

  • Examples in Pop Songs


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Metaphor

  • Just because it has “IS” does not mean it’s a metaphor

  • She is pretty

  • I think he is nice

  • NOT EXAMPLES!


Personification

Personification

  • Giving human characteristics to something that is not human.

  • Example:

    • The weather smiled at us on our wedding day.

    • The trees arms stretched up toward the sky.

  • Your turn…


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Personification

  • MORE EXAMPLES

  • The shadow of the day will embrace the world in gray

  • This love is killing me

  • When the city sleeps…


Symbol

Symbol

  • A person, place, activity, or an object that stands for something beyond itself.

  • Example:

    • The American Flag.

    • The Olympic Games.

    • The Cross

  • Can you think of others?


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Symbol

This symbolizes the Toyota car company

In poetry and in literature, winter usually symbolizes the end of life.


Poetry vocabulary

PUN!

  • A joke that comes from a play on words.

  • Example:

    • Two pencils decided to have a race. The outcome was a draw.

    • Hockey players are terrible chess players because they are always getting checked.

    • Tennis players don't marry because Love means Nothing to them.


Idiom

Idiom

  • An expression that has meaning different from the meaning of its individual words.

  • For example:

    • “hold your horses” does not literally mean to hold the reigns of a horse, it means “slow down.”

    • “I’m on the fence.”

    • “That test was a piece of cake.”


Irony

Irony

  • A specific type of contrast between appearance and reality- usually one in which reality is the opposite from what it seems.

  • When something happens that you did not expect.

  • Example:

    • you read a supposed love letter from your significant other and at the end they break up with you.

    • You expect every one in a story to live happily ever after and they die in a car wreck in the end.


Imagery

Imagery

  • This consists of descriptive words and phrases that re-create sensory experiences for the reader. Using descriptive words so the reader can imagine a scene in his/her head.

  • Vague: “It was cold when I walked outside”

  • Example: “As I walked out in the crisp morning, I could feel the frigid air begin to seep into my skin and burn in my lungs.”


The end

THE END!


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