Poetry Terms Crossword

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Last updated: November 23, 2019

alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds

assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds

ballad
this poem tells a story about love, betrayal, or death in a song-like form

couplet
two rhyming lines that are consecutive

elegy
a poem that mourns someone who has died

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

figures of speech
words or phrases the describe one thing in terms of another and are not meant to be understood or taken literally

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

imagery
language that appeals to our senses

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

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

meter
a regular pattern of stressed and unstressed symbols

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

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

onomatopoeia
words with sounds that imitate or suggest their meaning

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

repetition
sentence patterns that repeat

rhyme
the chiming effect of this adds to the music of a poem.

ex: night, flight, light, site

rhythm
the repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables and provides a beat

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

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

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