3rd Grade – Poetry Terms – Definitions

Topic: LiteratureSatire
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Last updated: December 14, 2019
stanza
group of lines making a section of a poem

pattern
words written in a specific structure or in a certain plan such as rhyming, a b a b occurring at the end of a poem

rhythm
patterns with regular beats

imagery
making a mental picture in your mind of the words in the poem

line
one row of text in a poem

syllables
dividing a word into smaller parts

sensory
imagery in a poem relating to the five senses

poetry
a type of writing that includes lines, stanzas, imagery, and sensory descriptions

rhyme
words that have the same ending sounds

metaphor
a figure of speech in which things are compared by stating that one thing is another

personification
a figure of speech in which objects are given human qualities

repetition
using the same word or phrase over and over again

simile
a figure of speech in which two things are compared using the words “like” or “as”

alliteration
repetition of words with the same beginning sounds

onomatopoeia
words that sound like the objects or actions they refer to

exaggeration
to make something seem larger or more important than it is, starts with the letter e

hyperbole
to make something seem larger or more important than it is, starts with the letter h

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