Poetry Terms Crossword Puzzle

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Last updated: November 25, 2019

repetition
sentence patterns that repeat

simile
compares two unlike things using words such as like, as, than, and resembles

narrative poem
the purpose of this poem is to tell a story

imagery
language that appeals to our senses

elegy
a poem that mourns someone who has died

meter
a regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

odes
long lyric poems written to celebrate a famous person or lofty idea

assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds

personification
describing a nonhuman or inanimate object as if it had human qualities

figures of speech
words or phrases that describe one thing in terms of another and are not meant to understand literally

rhyme
the chiming effect of this adds to the music of a poem. ex – night light flight sight

lyric poem
poems written to express the personal thought and feelings of a speaker

free verse
poem that is not written in meter or does not have a regular rhyme scheme

alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds

symbols
something that has meaning in itself and also stands for something else

rhythm
The repetition of stresses and unstressed syllables and provides beat

metaphor
makes a comparison without using s connecting word. ex – He is a stubborn mule

onomatopoeia
words with sounds that imitate or suggest their meaning

ballad
this poem tells a story about love, betrayal, or death in a songlike form

couplet
two rhyming lines that are consecutive

epics
a long narrative poem about the deeds of a great hero

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