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
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)
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