Structure of Poetry
rhyme scheme, stanzas and imagery used in a poem
phrases or words in a stanza
what the lines of poems are organized into
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
3 line stanza
4 line stanza
Correspondence of sound between words or the endings of words, especially when these are used at the ends of lines of poetry.
A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem
A generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
how to poem is structured
Poetry following specific rules such as meter, rhyme (scheme), etc.
Poetry without a regular pattern of meter or rhyme.
A short poem in which a single speaker expresses personal thoughts and feelings
poetry that tells a story
A poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas
a long, serious, poetic narrative about a significant event, often featuring a hero
a poem where one or more characters speak, telling what is happening through dialogue
the narrator of a poem; not to be confused with the poet who wrote the poem.
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
14 line poem
A tribute to someone or something of great importance to the poet
a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead.
A japanese form of poetry, consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables
A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words.
exact; precise; word for word
A comparison using “like” or “as”
A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between objects being compared.
A metaphor developed at great length, occurring frequently in or throughout a work.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification.
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.
Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity
elements such as rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, and onomatopoeia – gives poetry a musical quality
Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words placed near each other
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in close proximity.
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
feelings and associations that go beyond the dictionary definition of a word
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character