poets write this way and these may or may not be in sentences
a group of lines
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the voice, in a poem, that talks to the reader. The speaker and the poet are not always the same person
the use of words that appeal to the senses (see, hear, taste, touch, smell)
the writer’s message about life, sometimes not easy to understand and you must reread the poem several times. A poem is created to express an idea, feeling, or experience
the use of objects sometimes to represent ideas, etc.
Figure of Speech
a group of words that does not mean exactly what is says
compares two unlike things that have something in common using the words “like” or “as”
compares two unlike things that have something in common by saying one thing is the other
used to give human qualities to something nonhuman
the repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close together
used to describe words that make sounds
Repetition / Refrain
used to create rhythm.
A repeated word, phrase, or group of lines in a poem, song, or speech
describe things that can be felt, heard, seen, tasted, or smelled
words that sound alike at the end (bear, scare, wear, etc…)
the pattern of rhymes in a poem.
The use of letters of the alphabet to mark rhyme scheme in a poem (abab, abcab, abba, etc…)
the beat or rhythm of a poem
poetry sounds like regular speech. It has no regular pattern of rhyme, rhythm, or line length
a spoken language that is different from standard English