Focus Poetry Terms

Topic: ArtFrida Kahlo
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Last updated: December 15, 2019
alliteration
Consonant sounds repeated at the beginnings of words

consonance
Similar to alliteration except the repeated consonant sounds can be anywhere in the words

metaphor
A direct comparison of two unlike things

understatement
basically the opposite of hyperbole. Often it is ironic

hyperbole
Exaggeration often used for emphasis

simile
A comparison of two things using “like, as than,” or “resembles.”

assonance
repeated VOWEL sounds in a line or lines of poetry

symbolism
When a person, place, thing, or event that has meaning in itself also represents, or stands for, something else

onomatopoeia
Words that imitate sounds or imitates other sounds

personification
An animal given human-like qualities or an object given life-like qualities

internal rhyme
An animal given human-like qualities or an object given life-like qualities

rhyme scheme
A rhyme scheme is a pattern of rhyme (usually end rhyme, but not always)

blank verse
Written in lines of iambic pentameter, but does NOT use end rhyme

free verse
Unlike metered poetry, free verse poetry does NOT have any repeating patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables

narrative poetry
A poem tha tells a story

end rhyme
A word at the end of one line rhymes with a word at the end of another line

meter
A pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

sonnet
A fourteen line poem with a specific rhyme scheme

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