7th Grade Poetry Test Review

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Last updated: December 3, 2019

personification
gives human-like attributes to inanimate or non-human objects

hyperbole
compares two objects similar to a simile, but uses exaggeration

alliteration
the sounds at the beginnings of words are repeated

onomatopoeia
words that imitate sounds

simile
compares two objects using key words such as like and as

denotation
dictionary definition of a term

metaphor
compares two objects using key words such as am, is are, was, were

repetition
a literary device that repeats the same words or phrases a few times to make an idea clearer

idiom
a group of words whose meaning considered as a unit is different from the meanings of each word considered separately – it can be a common saying that holds a different meaning than the actual words when used together. Example: It’s raining cats and dogs

stanza
a group of lines in a poem

line
a single line of words in a poem – similar to a sentence

oxymoron
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction – example: jumbo shrimp

meter
is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse.

refrain
is a verse or phrase that is repeated at intervals throughout a song or poem, usually after the chorus or stanza.

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