Parts of Speech & Poetry

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Last updated: November 23, 2019

simile
a comparison using like or as ex:

metaphor
a figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else, sometimes uses “is” or “are.”

personification
Giving human or lifelike qualities to a nonhuman or something that is not alive

conjunction
joins words or groups of words, ex: or, but, and, because, until, for

adjective
a word that describes a noun.

interjection
a word that expresses emotion

idiom
An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (ex- “Get your head out of the clouds”).

exaggeration
making to seem more important than it really is

understatement
A figure of speech in which a writer deliberately makes a situation seem less important or serious than it is.

pronoun
a word that takes the place of a noun; ex: she, he, us, they, me, ours

verbs
action words

preposition
A word or phrase that shows the relationship of a noun to another noun (at, by, in, to, from, with )

alliteration
repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words ex: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

adverb
a word that describes a verb or adjective ex: fast, here, often, happily

poetry
sounds and words put together in a meaningful way

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