poetry terms worksheet #1

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Last updated: November 28, 2019

stanzas
grouping of lines

couplets
poem that have two lined stanzas,

quartrains
stanza of poems that has 4 lines

figurative language
to express ideas or feelings in a fresh way

metaphor
to compare two unlike things with out using the words like or as

simile
comparing two unlike things using the words like or as

personification
the language that attributes human qualitties to non human things

onomatopoeia
the use of who’s meaning imitates sounds ex:buzz bang woosh

imagery
the discriptive language poets use to create word pictures

sensory language
provides details related to the scene in the story

sound devices
to achieve musical quallity

rhythm
pattern created by the stressed and unstressed syllables

rhyme
The repetition of identical or similar sounds in stressed syllables

alliteration
the repetition of the initial consonant sounds of words

assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words

consonance
the repetition of consonants within nearby words in which the vowel sounds differ

repetition
the use of any language element more than once

narrative poem
the writer tells the story or verse

epic poetry
long narrative poems about gods and heroes

ballad
song like narrative poem

dramatic poem
the writer tells the story using the characters on thoughts and feelings

lyric
brief poem in which the author expressed the feelings of a single speaker

haiku
poem containing three unrhymed lines of five,seven and nine syllables

sonnet
fourteen-line lyric poem with formal patterns of rhyme

rhyme scheme
pattern of end rhymes

meter
controlled pattern of rhythm

free verse
has no set meter or rhyme scheme

enjambment
when one line ends without a pause and continues into the next line for its meaning

prose
the ordinary form of written language

iambic pentameter
a common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents, each foot containing an unaccented syllable and an accented syllable

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