8th grade Poetry Unit notes

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Last updated: December 4, 2019

poetry
words that are organized into sentences and paragraphs- form of literature that uses rhythm and rhyme sound structure to expres something in an artistic way

simile
A comparison using like or as

metaphor
A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like or as.

hyperbole
A figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis or for humourous effect (and more)

onomotapoeia
use of words to imitate sounds: “bang,pop,hiss,sizzle”

personification
attributing human qualities to something non-human

alliteration
Repetition of initial consonant sounds

partial rhyme
words whose final consonant sounds almost always rhyme

complete rhyme
words whose final syllables have the exact same sound

end rhyme
rhymes at the ends of lines

internal rhyme
rhymes within lines

rhyme scheme
the pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or song

free verse
poetry that has no regular rythym, meter, rhyme, or structure

haiku
short poem of Japanese origin. Contains 3 lines; 5,7,5

ballad
a poem that is meant to be sung, often tells a sad story, simple rhyme scheme

octave
A poem or stanza of eight lines

stanza
A group of consecutive lines in a poem that form a single unit; a division of a poem that is often referred to as a “paragraph of poetry”

verse
A single line of poetry

couplet
two consecutive rhyming lines of poetry.

quatrain
a stanza or poem that contains four line

assonance
Repeated vowel sounds in a line or lines of poetry

limerick
meant to tell a funny story, 5 lines, rhyme scheme AABBA, usually has a person’s name, event, and where they are from

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