Poetry Terms Review 6th grade

Topic: ArtFrida Kahlo
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Last updated: December 13, 2019
stanza
a group of two or more lines that form a unit in a poem

Sound devices
ways of using words for the sound qualities they create

rhyme
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words

rhythm
the beat you hear as you read a poem aloud

repetition
the use of a word, phrase, sound, or line more than once

alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words

figurative language
the use of creative comparisons to describe familiar things in new ways

simile
a comparison between two unlike things that includes the word like or as

personification
a description of an object , an animal, or an idea as if it were human

metaphor
a comparison between two unlike things that does not include the word like or as

onomatopoeia
the use of words whose sounds echo their meanings, such as buzz

assonance
the repeat of internal sounds in a word

mood
the emotion of the poem, the overall feeling of the story

tone
attitude that an author takes toward the audience, the subject, or a character.

symbolism
When a thing represents more than just itself

narrative
a type of poem that contains setting, plot and characters

lyric
type of brief poem that expresses the personal emotions and thoughts of the poet

hyperbole
Exaggeration

irony
opposite of what is expected

sarcasm
sneering, bitter remarks; ironic or taunting

concrete
a poem whose shape or visual appearance contributes to its meaning

first person
told from the narrator’s point of view, using “I”

third person
narrator is outside the action and refers to characters as he or she

free verse
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme

imagery
the ability to form mental images of things or events

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