Poetry Worksheet

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Last updated: December 12, 2019

Narrative Poetry
a longer poem that tells a story

Dramatic Poetry
a poem in which 2 or more characters speak

Sonnet
A poem with 14 lines made by Shakespeare with iambic 3 quatrains and 1 couplet

FreeVerse
a poem with no rhythm or rhyme

“Two Tramps in Mud Time”
Robert Frost / Narrative

“The Wreck of Hesperus”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow / Narrative Poetry

“Eldorado”
Edgar Allen Poe / Dramatic

“The Sonnet-Ballad”
Gwendolyn Brooks / Sonnet

“To Satch”
Samuel Allen / Free Verse

“The Street”
Octavio Paz / Free Verse

“Metaphor”
Eve Merriah / Free Verse

“Night Clouds”
Amy Lowell / Free Verse

“Sunset”
Mbuyiseni Oswald / Free Verse

“Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day”
William Shakespear / Sonnet

Simile
a figure of speech that makes direct comparison between two subjects using like or as

Metaphor
a figure of speech in which one thing is spoken as though it was something else (ex., death = long sleep)

Hyperbole
a deliberate exaggeration or overstatement that is not meant to be taken literally (ex., it’s as light as a feather)

Symbol
anything that stands for something else

Tone
a writer’s attitude towards the readers and towards the subject

Imagery
the descriptive language used in literature to recreate sensory

Personification
a type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human qualities

Onomatopoeia
the use of words that imitate sound (ex., splat, boom)

Speaker
the person that speaks in the poem

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