Poetry Unit. What is poetry????. One of the three major types of literature (with prose and drama) Most poems make use of concise, musical, and emotionally charged language Alive with imagery, figurative language, and sound devises. Poetry Terms. Verse – a line of poetry; often numbered
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Stanzas are similar to
paragraphs in prose.
The repetition of the initial consonant sounds or words
Vowel rhyme; the repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words
Ex: date, fade
Repetition of consonants within nearby words in which the preceding vowels differ
Ex: milk, walk
Jack and Jill a
Went up the Hill a
To fetch a pail of water b
“And miles to go before I sleep.
And miles to go before I sleep.”
Use of any language element more than once
Words NOT meant to be taken literally!
“Life is like a box of chocolates.”
“He was a raging bull, screaming loudly”
To compare two things (without using like or as), suggesting a commonality between the two
The sun smiled gently down on us.
They cried buckets over the loss of their pet.
They fell out of their seats laughing.
Language that attributes human qualities to non-human things.
The tree stretched its limbs to reach the sky
Words that appeal to the senses that “paint” a picture….uses Sensory Language, words that appeal to the five senses….
“Imagine a luxurious, less complicated lifestyle. Imagine open fields and cool running water. Imagine hearing the soft chirping of birds outside your window. Now, this is living!”
Descriptive language used to create word pictures or images (paint a picture in your mind)