Lesson 17: 4th Grade Poetry Terms

Topic: ArtFrida Kahlo
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Last updated: December 16, 2019
stanza
a group of lines forming a unit in a poem (like a paragraph)

simile
a comparison between 2 unlike thing using “like” or “as”

metaphor
a directly stated comparison without using “like” or “as”

onomatopeia
the attempt to spell out a sound; the sound suggests the meaning; roar, splat, beep, buzz

personification
giving human characteristics to inanimate objects or animals; The wind whispered softly in our ears.

alliteration
The repetition of the same sounds or letter at the beginning of each (or most) of the words in a sentence.

rhythm
the beat in a poem

rhyme
two or more words or phrases that end with the same sound; cat/bat or flew/grew

repetition
using a key word or phrase several times throughout a poem; used to emphasize or help the reader understand the topic better

couplet
two line stanzas that rhyme

haiku
Japanese poem with 3 lines of 5,7,5 syllables

free verse
a flowing poem that does NOT have a particular pattern (meter) or does not rhyme

mood
the feeling of a poem; love, anger, sadness, peace, pride, or other emotion

imagery
“sparks” off the readers’ senses: sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell

symbolism
when a thing stands for something else: dove-peace, heart-love, olive branch-peace

hyperbole
an exaggeration statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally; Example: I could eat 1,000 hot dogs.

idiom
word combinations that have different meanings than the literal meanings; Example: “That was a piece of cake” means that it was easy. “I got cold feet” means that I was nervous.

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