Poetry Test Study Guide

Topics: ArtSymbolism

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Last updated: November 24, 2019

Imagery
Language that appeals to the senses.

(EX: Smell, Sight, Hear, Touch, Taste)

Meter
Pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry

Tone
Attitude or feeling portrayed in the poem

Stanza
Division or section of a poem named for the quantity of lines it contains

Speaker
The voice behind the poem – the person we imagine to be speaking. This is usually NOT the author!

Rhythm
The patterned recurrence, within a certain range of regularity, of specific language features

Rhyme Scheme
A pattern of rhyme in a poem

Alliteration
Repetition of consonant sounds or letters in two or more words

Onomatopoeia
Word that mimics the sound it represents

Repetition
Repeating a word, phrase, or sound to add emphasis or rhythm.

Hyperbole
Extreme exaggeration

Simile
A comparison between two different things using comparing words such as like or as

Metaphor
A comparison between two different things without using comparing words such as like or as.

Personification
Giving an inanimate object “person” characteristics

Symbolism
Place, thing, or idea that stands for something else

Quatrain
A four-line stanza. AAAA / ABAB / ABBA / etc.

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