Poetry – Parts/Forms of Poetry, Figurative Language, Sound Devices

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Last updated: December 15, 2019
the repetition of consonant sounds at the BEGINNING of words (for example: slippery slope)

figurative language
writing or speech not meant to be taken literally

A comparison of two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”

A figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else.

A type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes

A figure of speech that uses EXAGGERATION to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor

Language that appeals to the five senses (used to describe how something or someone looks, sounds, feels, tastes, or smells

Repetition of sounds at the END of words.

A word that IMITATES THE SOUND it represents (“bang,” “kerplunk,” etc.)

A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry

A group of lines in a poem separated from other groups of lines by spaces (like a paragraph)

rhyming couplet
A pair (TWO) of rhymed lines, usually of the same meter and length

free verse
Poetry that DOES NOT HAVE a regular meter, rhyme, fixed line length, or specific stanza pattern

lyric poem
a poem that expresses thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often in highly musical verse

narrative poem
A poem that TELLS A STORY and often includes a plot and characters

A SONGLIKE poem that tells a story, often dealing with ADVENTURE OR ROMANCE.

a 3 LINE Japanese verse form.

The 1st and 3rd lines each have 5 syllables and the second line has 7 syllables.

a HUMOROUS, rhyming, 5-line poem with a specific rhythm pattern and rhyme scheme

concrete poem
a poem ARRANGED IN THE SHAPE of its subject

anything that REPRESENTS SOMETHING ELSE (example: a dove is a symbol for peace)

sensory details
details that appeal to the 5 SENSES (sight, sound, hearing, taste, touch)

the REPETITION OF VOWEL sounds followed by different consonants in stressed syllables (for example: blade and maze)

the use of a sound, word, phrase, clause, or sentence MORE THAN ONCE

the repetition of similar CONSONANT SOUNDS at the END of accented syllables (for example: wind and sand)

the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

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