6th grade poetry terms

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Last updated: November 29, 2019

Alliteration
The repeition of the firt letter in a series of words

Assonance
The repetition of vowel sounds without repeating consonants.

Consonance
The repetition of the sound of a series of words.

End rhyme
The rhyming of words that appear at the ends of two or more lines of poetry

Free verse
Poetry that does not have a regular rhyme scheme

Onomatopoeia
The use of a word whose sound suggests its meaning, as in clang, buzz, and twang.

Repetition
The repeating of a word, a phrase, or an idea for emphasis or for rhythmic effect

Rhyme
The similarity or likeness between two words.

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Stanza
A paragraph like group of lines

Dialect
a form of language spoken in a certian place by a certian person or group.

Figurative language
nonliteral language use to make a point clearer or enhance it.

form
the look of a poem that can add to it’s meaning

hyperbole
a deliberate exaggeration

idiom
a descriptive expression that means something different than the words it is made up of

imagery
writing that appeals to the 5 senses

lines
poems are written in lines

metaphor
a comparison not using “like” or “as”

personification
giving animals or objects human qualities

simile
a comparison using “like” or “as”

sound
words that that appeal to the listening sense of the reader

speaker
the voice expressed in the poem

structured form
a pattern of lines in a poem

theme
the main message of the poem

rhyme scheme
the pattern of rhyme in a poem

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