the most musical of all literary forms
writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the 5 senses
writing that is innovative, imaginative, and not meant to be taken literally
type of figurative language; describes one thing as if it were something else. The snow was a white blanket.
type of figurative language; gives human qualities to something non-human. The clarinet sang.
type of figurative language; uses words like or as to compare two unlike things. Her hair was black as night.
add a musical quality to poetry
the repetition of constant sounds at the beginning of words. example feathered friend
the repeated use of a sound, word or phrase
the use of words that imitate sounds
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
the rhythmic pattern in a poem
poetry expresses thoughts and feelings of a single speaker; very musical
poetry tells a story in a verse
song like poems that tell a story, of ten dealing with adventure and romance
poetry is defined by its lack of strict structure.
It has no meter and no shape
a 3 line Japanese verse form, 1st and 3rd lines five syllables, and 2nd line has 7 syllables
couplets a pair of rhyming lines
are humorous five line poems with specific rhythm patterns and rhyme scheme
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