6th Grade Poetry Test

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Last updated: November 30, 2019

Poetry
the most musical of all literary forms

sensory language
writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the 5 senses

figurative language
writing that is innovative, imaginative, and not meant to be taken literally

Metaphors
type of figurative language; describes one thing as if it were something else. The snow was a white blanket.

personification
type of figurative language; gives human qualities to something non-human. The clarinet sang.

similes
type of figurative language; uses words like or as to compare two unlike things. Her hair was black as night.

sound devices
add a musical quality to poetry

alliteration
the repetition of constant sounds at the beginning of words. example feathered friend

repetition
the repeated use of a sound, word or phrase

onomatopoeia
the use of words that imitate sounds

rhyme
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words

meter (rhythm)
the rhythmic pattern in a poem

lyric
poetry expresses thoughts and feelings of a single speaker; very musical

narrative
poetry tells a story in a verse

ballads
song like poems that tell a story, of ten dealing with adventure and romance

free verse
poetry is defined by its lack of strict structure.

It has no meter and no shape

haiku
a 3 line Japanese verse form, 1st and 3rd lines five syllables, and 2nd line has 7 syllables

rhyming
couplets a pair of rhyming lines

limericks
are humorous five line poems with specific rhythm patterns and rhyme scheme

concrete
sometimes also called ‘shape poetry’—is poetry whose visual appearance matches the topic of the poem. The words form shapes which illustrate the poem’s subject as a picture, as well as through their literal meaning

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