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simile. stanza. Poetry Terms. personification. imagery. hyperbole. metaphor. alliteration. form. onomatopoeia. Figurative Language:. any language that goes beyond the literal meaning of words in order to furnish new effects or fresh insights into an idea or a subject. Imagery.

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Poetry terms



Poetry Terms








Poetry terms

Figurative Language:

any language that goes beyond the literal meaning of words in order to furnish new effects or fresh insights into an idea or a subject

Poetry terms


language that appeals to the senses;

descriptions of people or objects stated in terms of our senses

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a comparison between

two unlike things

using the words

"like" or "as"

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I am hungry as a horse.

You run like a rabbit.

She is happy as a clam.

He is sneaky as a snake.

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an implied comparison between two

relatively unlike things using a form of

the verb “to be” (not using “like” or “as”)

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The girl was a fish in the water.

The clown was a feather floating away.

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giving the qualities of a person

to an animal,

an object, or an idea

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The flowers danced in the wind.

The friendly gates welcomed us.

The Earth coughed and choked in all of the pollution.

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repeated consonant sounds

occurring at the beginning

of words or within words

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Stan the strong surfer saved several swimmers on Saturday.

Tiny Tommy Thomson takes toy trucks to Timmy’s on Tuesday.

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the use of words that

mimic sounds

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Yeeeeee Ahhhhhhhh

Swish swish swish

Chug chug chug!!

Glippp Gluppp Gluppp

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an exaggerated

statement used to

heighten effect

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She soared through the sky a million or more miles.

It rained cats and dogs!

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the organization of words in a poem; the way the poem and its words look on a page

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group of words in a poem

(kind of like a poem paragraph)

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