Flocabulary Poetry Terms

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Last updated: November 28, 2019

alliteration
Repetition of initial consonant sounds

figurative language
A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words.

haiku
3 unrhymed lines (5, 7, 5) usually focusing on nature

limerick
A humorous five line poem in which lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme and lines 3 and 4 rhyme.

metaphor
A comparison of two unlike things without using the words “like” or “as”.

onomatopoeia
A word that sounds like what it means

personified
giving human feeling/action to a nonhuman object

poetry
A kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery designed to appeal to our emotions and imagination.

prose
Any writing that is not poetry

rhyme scheme
the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse.

similes
comparisons that use “like” or “as”

sonnet
14 line rhyming poem

syllable
A unit of speech heard as a single sound; one “beat” of a word or phrase.

verse
A line of poetry

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