Type of literature in which words are chosen arranged to created a certain effect
The way a poem is laid out on a page.
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The length and placement of the lines and the grouping of lines into stanzas
repitition of initial consonant sounds in words
The repetition of vowel >sounds< within non-rhyming words
Use of words to their auditory effect that can convey meaning and mood or unify a work
The voice that talks to the reader, similar to the narrator in fiction. Speaker may not be poet
Language that communicates ideas beyond the ordinary, literal meaning of words
Descriptive words and phrases that recreate sensory experiences for the reader. This is one type of figurative language; uses the 5 senses to help you see, hear, touch, taste, or smell the topic or the poem
does not have regular meter or rhyme but it tells a story
A phrase or sentences in a stanza
Grouping of two or more lines in a pattern which is repeated throughout a poem
Occurrence of similar or identical sound at the ends of two or more words
Rhyme that occurs within a line
Rhyme that occurs at the end of a line
a pattern of end rhymes in a poem
A pattern of sound created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed symbols in a line. In some poems the lines have a repeated rhythmic pattern, or meter
Repetition of consonant sounds within or at the end of words
Use of words that sound like what they refer to; ex: clang, buzz, slap, pop
KIGO; denoting time of the season with a certain word; a three-line poem, with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second and 5 syllables in the third line.
Attribution of human qualities to an object; gives animals human like features; a cat talking would be an example
Comparison indicated by the words like or as
a direct comparison
The “dictionary” or standard definition of a word
The associations a word carries with it
sustains a direct comparison for several lines or an entire poem
a word is written down the side of the paper, and each letter is used to begin a word or phrase describing the up-and-down word.
a highly musical verse that expresses the observations of a single speaker
a songlike poem that tells a story, and often has a refrain; basically a sonnet with lyrics;
a poem that uses either nonsensical words, or in a nonsensical order, to convey its meaning
a rhymed humorous or nonsense poem of five lines, with a set rhyme scheme of a-a-b-b-a
a poem consisting of usually unrhymed words distributed with set rules for each line.
five line stanza
14-line lyrical poem with three 4-line stanzas followed by a couplet
a pair of rhyming lines, generally the same length and meter, expressing a single idea
rule 1 of poetry:
all poetry is a written expression of shared human experiences; ex: something you can relate to
rule 2 of poetry:
good writing is honest writing
three line stanza
four line stanza
phrase where the words together have a meaning that is different from the dictionary definitions of the individual words. Ex: early bird catches the worm; close but no cigar