Elements of Poetry Quiz

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Last updated: November 27, 2019

Stanzas
groupings of lines.

Couplets
have two lines

Quatrains
have four lines

Metaphor
compares two apparently unlike things without using the words like, as, than, or resembles.

Similes
compares two apparently unlike things using connecting words (“like” or “as”).

Personification
language that attributes human qualities to non-human things.

Onomatopoeia
the use of a word whose sound imitates its meaning.

Imagery
descriptive language poets use to create word pictures, or images. Images are enhanced by sensory language.

Sensory language
provides details related to the senses.

Rhythm
the pattern created by the stressed and unstressed syllables.

Meter
a controlled pattern of rhythm.

Rhyme
the repetition of identical or similar sounds in stressed syllables.

Rhyme scheme
a pattern of end rhymes.

Free verse
no set meter or rhyme scheme.

Alliteration
the repetition of the initial consonant sounds of words.

Assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words.

Consonance
the repetition of consonants within nearby words in which the separating vowels differ.

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