Poetry Terms Handbook By: Mrs. Houghland. Turn the page!. Turn to the inside page. Personification. Words that give an animal, thing, or idea human qualities. Ex. The wind screamed as it blew by the house. Elements Of Poetry. Turn the page!. Imagery. Hyperbole.
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Words that give an animal, thing, or idea human qualities.
Ex. The wind screamed as it blew by the house.
An exaggeration! Hyperbole helps to emphasize your writing by making a point through extreme exaggeration.
Example: I almost died laughing.
Writers use metaphors to make their writing more interesting. Metaphors compare how two things are different in most ways, but alike in one way. However, a metaphor does not use like or as, it states that something is something else. An exaggeration.
“She was a mess waiting to happen.”
The metaphor compares
________ to a ________
“Life is like a box of chocolates.”
________ is compared to_______
The use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning or use.
Example: Swoosh! Bop! Wham!
“Maggie made my mango milkshake.”
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A series of stressed and unstressed sounds.
End words that share a sound.
Hopping bunnies and little moles,
Both can make their homes in holes.
A phrase or verse repeated at intervals throughout a song or poem.
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Write your own Lyric in this space.
Poetry that expresses subjective thoughts and feelings often in songlike form.
Example: Skater Boy, by: Avril Lavigne.
Write your own Ballad here.
Verses of four lines with a rhyming pattern:
Write your poem here.
Write your own Limerick here.
A humorous nonsensical
verse of five lines with
There was a young lady whose eyes
were unique as to the color and size
when she opened them wide.
People all turned aside,
and started away in surprise.
Write your own Ode here.
An ode is a long lyric that is deep
in feeling and rich in poetic
Devices and imagery.
Example: Ode to the Seventh Grade
A 14-line poem, usually in
iambic pentameter with fixed
rhyme. Usually a love poem.
Imabic: Stress is on the second syllable.
Pentameter: 10 syllables per line.
Oh how I love thee let me count the ways.
Rhyme scheme: abab/cdcd/efef/gg
Anything and everything can be the topic of a free verse lyrical poem. The poem can tell a story, describe a person, animal, feeling or object. They can serious, sad, funny or educational. What ever subject that appeals to the poet can end up in free verse
The poet attempts to describe his/her subject with language that shows, not tells. For example, instead of writing " We had so much fun today.", the poet would write "They wore smiles all the way home."
Free verse does not have a set pattern of rhyme or rhythm. There are no rules about line length in free verse. You try to keep the words that belong together on the same line, but, sometimes the poet will break these words if he/she wants to create a visual shape to support the poem's message, or feeling that the poet wishes the reader to experience. . When free verse is read aloud the reader can hear the rhythm of the words that the poet has used in his/her poem. Think of it as spoken music.