6th Grade English Poetry Unit

Topic: LiteratureSatire
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Last updated: December 15, 2019
Free Verse
Poetry that is written without a regular rhyme sceme, meter, or form

Idiom
Words or phrases that can not be taken literally

Hyperbole
Intentionally exaggerated figures of speech

Limerick
Humerous poem with five lines and a strong rhythm

End rhyme
Repetition of similar sounds that come at the end lines of poetry

Imagery
Language that appeals to your senses and creates pictures in your mind

Stanza
A group of lines in a poem set off by blank lines

Poetry
A group of lines of expression with repetition of sounds and rhythms

Narrative poetry
A poem that tells a story

Rhyme scheme
A repeated regular pattern of rhymes in a poem

Ballad
A people that tells a story in simple verse form

Repetition
To say something multiple times

Metaphor
Comparing two unlike things NOT using the words “like” or “as”

Simile
Comparing two unlike things USING “like” or “as”

Alliteration
Repetition of the initial consonant sound

Personification
Giving an object, idea, or human characteristics

Rhyme
The repetition of similar sounds

Figurative Language
Language written to create special effects of feelings

Onomatopoeia
The use of words that sound like the noises that they describe

Haiku
Brief poem with tree lines- 1st line-5 syllables, 2nd line-7 syllables, 3rd line-5 syllables

Quatrain
A poem or a stanza within a poem that consists of four lines

Couplet
A pair of lines of verse. Most of the time they rhyme

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