6th Grade – Poetry Definitions

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Last updated: December 1, 2019

Free Verse
Poetry written without a regular ryme scheme, meter, or form

Idiom
Words or phrases that cannot be taken literally

Hyperbole
Intentionally exaggerated figures of speech

Limerick
Humorous poem with five lines and a strong rhythm

End Rhyme
Repetition of similar sounds that come at the end of 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 a repetition of sounds and rhythms

Rhythm
The musical quality created by a patter of beats, stresses, and unstressed syllables of a poem

Narrative Poetry
A poem that tells a story

Rhyme Scheme
A repeated regular pattern of rhymes in a poem

Ballad
A poem that tells a story in a simple verse form

Repetition
To say something multiple times

Alliteration
Repetition of the initial consonant

Voice
The character or perpsective that is takn by the writer or poet

Personification
Giving an object, idea, or animal human characteristics

Rhyme
The repition of similiar sounds

Internal Rhyme
Occurs within a line when two words have similiar sounds

Figurative Language
Language written to create special efffects or feelings

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

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

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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