Language Arts Poetry Unit (7th Grade)

Topic: EnvironmentNatural Disasters
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Last updated: December 16, 2019
hyperbole
exaggeration often used for emphasis

internal rhyme
a word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line

end rhyme
a word at the end of one line rhymes with a word at the end of a poem

rhyme scheme
a pattern of rhyme

simile
a comparison that uses the signal words “like” or “as”

metaphor
a direct comparison with no signal words

personification
when a poet describes an animal or object as if it were human or had human qualities

idiom
an expression where the literal meaning of the words is not the meaning of the expression

analogy
a comparison between two things that seem dissimilar in order to show ways in which they might be similar

alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words

onomatopoeia
the use of words whose sounds that suggest their meanings

assonance
repeated vowel sounds in a line or lines of poetry

meter
a regular, repeated arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables

consonance
similar to alliteration except the repeated consonant sounds can be anywhere in the word

rhythm
the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in each line

stanza
a group of lines arranged together

free verse
poems that have no regular pattern

couplet
a two line stanza

triplet
a three line stanza

quatrain
a four line stanza

quintet
a five line stanza

sestet
a six line stanza

septet
a seven line stanza

octave
an eight line stanza

extended metaphors
What was the main type of figurative language used in the poem “Scaffolding”?

constructing buildings and love
What two things is the poem “Scaffolding” comparing?

flowers
In the poem, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” what makes the speaker feel less lonely?

When the poet mentions his “inward eye”, he is referring to his memory.
What do the following lines mean from “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”? Be specific in your answer.

[They flash upon that inward eye/ Which is the bliss of solitude;]

nature
What are traditional Japanese tankas usually about?

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