Poetry Terms Worksheet

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Last updated: November 30, 2019

Identify Figures of Speech:The highest average in our physics class is an *F. That’s sheer brilliance!*
irony

Identify Figures of Speech:*Jim’s mind is as closed as a bank vault on Sunday.*
simile

Identify Figures of Speech:*Mere genius*-that’s required for admission into their honors program.
oxymoron

Identify Figures of Speech:Hit by a mortar shell, the *soldier screamed like a wounded beast.*
simile

Identify Figures of Speech:*Her father, a tower of strength*, will be greatly missed by her family.
hyperbole

Identify Figures of Speech:*The best strategy for peace is a powerful military defense.*
paradox

Identify Figures of Speech:*The way to live without fear is to face up to it every day.*
paradox

Identify Figures of Speech:When the crippled swimmer won a gold medal, that was *no small feat*.
understatment

Identify Figures of Speech:The chain-saw *snarled* as my brother cut down the dogwood in our yard.
onomatopeia

Identify Figures of Speech:In a *velvety whisper*, the Spanish sailor asked Carla to tango with him.
synesthesia

Type of rhyme:slaughter/daughter
feminine

Type of rhyme:grim/gram
eye

Type of rhyme:worse/horse
eye

Type of rhyme:exception/deception
feminine

Type of rhyme:”sing as they cling”
internal

Type of rhyme:love/prove
eye

Type of meter:uu/ uu/ uu/ u/ uu/ uu/
anapestic hexameter

Type of meter://
spondaic monometer

Type of meter:/uu /uu /uu u/ /uu
dactylic pentameter

Name the metrical substitution: u/ u/ */uu* u/
dactylic foot

extreme exaggeration
hyperbole

poet’s voice sounds like this
tone

cadence
rhythm

dictionary meaning
denotation

tiniest metrical unit
foot

6-line stanza
sestet

apparent contradiction
paradox

reader feels like this
mood

psychological meaning
connotation

patterend rhythm
meter

8-line stanza
octave

4-line stanza
quatrain

anonymous narrative poem, musical, and episodic
folk ballad

14-line poem that rhymes ABAB CDCD EFEF GG
Shakespearean Sonnet

14-line poem that has 3 quatrains and a sestet
none

14-line poem that rhymes ABBAABBACDECDE
Petrarchan Sonnet

repetition of consonant sounds in a line
alliteration

repetition of vowel sounds in a line
assonance

repetition of a line or a part of a line
refrain

word choice
diction

appeals to sight
visual

appeals to hearing
auditory

word-picture
imagery

appeals to smell
olfactory

appeals to taste
gustatory

short poem, musical, expresses strong feelings of the poet
lyric

very long poem, narrative and episodic, often nationalistic, and anonymous
folk epic

dramatic (not narrative), 1 speaker and a listener, has an “occasion”
dramatic monologue

ver long poem, narrative and episodic, often nationalistic, and a knows author
literary epic

narrative, musical, episodic, with a known author
literary ballad

14-line poem, rhymed, in an iambic pentameter
sonnet

3-line poem in syllabics: line 1 has 5 syllables; 2 has 7 syllables; 3 has 5 syllables
haiku

minimal # of lines for a poem needed for a poem to be called “long”
100

rhyme words that are monosyllabic, perfect, and stressed
masculine

rhyme words that are polysyllabic, perfect, and end on an unstressed syllable
feminine

literary genre that is always written in verse lines
poetry

pause or break within or at the end of a line of a poem
cesura

the vast majority of poems are in this genre
lyric

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