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TERMS IN POETRY. TERMS IN POETRY. Form : the way a poem looks on the page; its shape. Lines: Poets arrange words into lines. The lines may or may not be sentences. Stanzas: group of lines in traditional poetry.

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Terms in poetry

TERMS IN POETRY


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TERMS IN POETRY

  • Form: the way a poem looks on the page; its shape.

  • Lines: Poets arrange words into lines. The lines may or may not be sentences.

  • Stanzas: group of lines in traditional poetry.

  • Free verse: poems that usually do not rhyme & have no fixed rhythm or pattern. They are written like conversation.

  • Rhyme: sounds that are alike at the end of words, such as make and rake.

  • Rhythm: The beat of the poem. Patterns of strong (`) and weak syllables make up the beat.


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TERMS IN POETRY

  • Repetition: the repeating of sounds, words, phrases, or lines in a poem.

  • Imagery: words & phrases that appeal to the five senses – sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.

  • Figurative language: words & phrases that help readers picture things in new ways.

    a.) Simile: a comparison of two things using the words like or as. Ex: Confetti fell like rain.

    b.) Metaphor: a comparison of two things without the words like or as. Ex: His face is a puzzle.

    c. )Personification: a description of an animal or an object as if it were human or had human qualities. Ex: The dog smiled joyfully.


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TERMS IN POETRY

  • Speaker: the voice that talks to the reader.

  • Theme: the message the poet gives the reader through the poem.


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