ELA – Figurative Language / Types of Poetry ; Terms

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Last updated: December 4, 2019
Figurative Language
Use of words, phrases, symbols, and ideas in such a way as to create mental images for the reader

The dictionary definition of a word

The emotions that are felt when you hear or see a word

Recognizing Figurative Language
Language that means more than what is says on the surface- it usually give us a feeling about its subject

Literal Language
Language that means exactly what it said

Using sensory (five senses) words to create a mental picture

A repeating of the same sounds at the beginning of words

an object or idea that represents a feeling or emotion

Exaggerated statement

Comparing two things using the words like or as

comparing two things without using the words like or as

words that sounds like what they mean

giving non-living things human characteristics

When you say one thing, but mean something else

A poem’s paragraph

Figurative Language Poem
Line 1 – AlliterationLine 2 – OnomatopoeiaLine 3 – SimileLine 4 – HyperboleLine 5 – IdiomLine 6 – PersonificationLine 7 – Metaphor

a grouped set of lines within a poem, looks like a paragraph and is similar to a stanza

Rhyme Scheme
shows the pattern in which the lines of a poem rhyme

Types of Poetry
– Ode- Acrostic- Haiku- Limerick- Found- Concrete- Free Verse- Clerihew- Diamante

a poem expressing a strong feeling about something / someone

type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase

Old form of Japanese poetry- Only has 3 lines and they do not rhyme-MUST have the right number of syllables in each line

A short, funny poem that is five lines long- First, second and fifth lines rhyme- The third and fourth lines rhyme- AABBA

Found Poetry
A type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes passages from other sources and recreating them as poetry by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus creating a new meaning

A poem that takes shape of the item it is describing and must contain at least 6 different describing words

Free Verse
A poem that does not follow a fixed pattern or rhyme scheme while still providing artistic expressionThese poems are just how they sound, free from any typw of structure

One stanza of four lines that follows an AABB rhyming patternUsually silly poems about you, your friends, or a famous person

In the shape of a diamond, it does not rhyme and does not use complete sentencesIt can be about one or two topics

Tells a story in verseIt is like a short story in that it has a plot and characters

Expresses a single speakers thoughts and feelings. Often has highly musical verses.

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