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POETRY TERMS Word Search

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symbolism
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Poetry Vocab Crossword

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The voice talking to us in a poem the voice is NOT always the poet. Speaker
A group of consecutive lines in a poem that form a single unit. It is comparable to a paragraph in an essay. Stanza
Words that explain different sounds and functions within writing. Sound devices
A fourteen-line poem, usually written in iambic pentameter. Sonnet
A comparison between two unlike things, using a word such as like, as, than, or resembles. Simile
A musical quality produced by the repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables or by the repetition of other certain sound patterns. Rhythm
The repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following them in words that are close together in a poem. Rhyme
The pattern of end rhymes in a poem. You can identify this by using different letters of the alphabet for each rhyme. Rhyme scheme
Repeating a word, phrase, line, or stanza multiple times within the poem. Repetition
A poem or stanza of four lines. Quatrain
Using words whose sounds suggest their meaning. Onomatopoeia
A lyric poem, rhymed or unrhymed, on a serious subject. These are typically addressed to one person/thing. Ode
A poem that tells a story. Not an epic: Epics have superhuman or extraordinary happenings, narratives do not. Narrative poem
An imaginative comparison between two unlike things in which one thing is said to be another thing. Metaphor
Poetry that expresses the feelings or thoughts of a speaker rather than telling a story. These poems are usually short and imply, as opposed to stating, a strong emotion or idea. Lyric poetry
A series of words written, printed, or recited as one of the component’s units of a larger piece of writing, such as a poem. Line
A very short humorous or nonsensical poem with five lines. Limerick
Rhymes within lines. Internal rhyme
Language that appeals to the seven senses. Imagery
Originating in Japan, a Haiku is a threeline poem which contains seventeen syllables. 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, 5 syllables in the last line Haiku
Poetry without a regular meter or rhyme scheme. These poems may use internal rhyme, repetition, alliteration, onomatopoeia. Free verse
The structure and organization of a poem. Form
An expressive use of language. Figurative language
A long narrative poem that is written in heightened language and tells stories of the deeds of a heroic character who embodies that values of a society. Epic
Rhymes at the ends of lines. End rhyme
A five-line poem in which each line follows a rule. A word for the subject of the poem. Two words that describe it. Three words that show action. Four words that show feeling. The subject word again-or another word for it. Cinquain
A song or songlike poem that tells a story. Ballad
The repetition of vowel sounds in words that are close together. Assonance
•The repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close together. Alliteration

Elements of Poetry Crossword

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the beat created by a poems pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables rhythm
emphasized when the syllable is spoken stressed syllable
not emphasized when the syllable is spoken unstressed syllable
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words, as in pool, rule, and fool rhyme
a group of lines that work together to express a central idea stanza
like a narrator of a story, this is the voice of the poem speaker
the use of any element of language - a sound, word, phrase, or sentence - more than once repetition
the repetition of similar consonant sounds at the beginnings of words alliteration
the use of words to imitate sounds onomatopoeia
the feelings and associations a word evokes in people connotation
the dictionary definition of a word denotation
a writer's attitude toward his or her subject tone
language that appeals to the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch imagery
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally figurative language
compares two unlike things using the words like or as simile
compares two unlike things without using the words like or as metaphor
gives human qualities to something that is not human personification
is an extreme exaggeration hyperbole
the message or insight about life the poem conveys theme
a poem that tells a story in verse narrative
a poem that expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often in highly musical verses lyric
a poem that is shaped to look like its subject concrete
a Japanese form of poetry about nature, made up of three lines. the first and third lines have 5 syllables, the second line has 7 haiku
a humorous, rhyming five-line poem with a specific rhythm and pattern of rhyme limerick
a poem that does not have a strict structure, regular rhythm, or pattern of rhyme free verse

Poetry Terms Crossword

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Language that is used imaginatively, rather than literally, to express ideas or feelings in new ways. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
Make comparisons between dissimilar things. FIGURES OF SPEECH
use like or as to compare two unlike things. SIMILIES
Speak of one thing in terms of another, as in, “All the world’s a stage.” METAPHORS
gives human traits to nonhuman things. PERSONIFICATION
A descriptive language that creates vivid impressions. These images are developed through sensory language. IMAGERY
Provides details related to sight, sound, taste, touch, smell, and movement. SENSORY LANGUAGE
Used to achieve a musical quality. SOUND DEVICES
the pattern created by stressed and unstressed syllables of words in a sequence. RHYTHM
A pattern of rhythm. METER
The repetition of identical sounds in the last syllable of words. RHYME
A pattern of rhyme at the ends of lines. RHYME SCHEME
Initial rhyme is the repetition of the initial consonant sounds of words. ALLITERATION
Vowel rhyme – the repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words. ASSONANCE
The repetition of consonants within nearby words in which the preceding vowels differ, as in the words milk and walk. CONSONANCE
Tells a story and has a plot, characters, and a setting. NARRATIVE
A long narrative poem about the feats of gods or heroes. EPIC
A songlike narrative that has short stanzas and a refrain. BALLAD
Tells a story using a character’s own thoughts or spoken statements. DRAMATIC
Express the feelings of a single speaker. The most common type of poem in modern literature. LYRIC
A verse form with three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. HAIKU
A verse form with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. TANKA
Has neither a set pattern of rhythm nor rhyme. FREEVERSE
A fourteen-line lyric poem with formal patterns of rhyme, rhythm, and line structure. SONNET

Emily Dickinson Word Search

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Amherst
Bird
Book of Revelation
Emily Dickinson
Friend
Heartbroken
Imagination
Nature
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Reverend Charles Wadsworth
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Walt Whitman

Poetic Devices Crossword

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A narrative poem concerning a serious topic, usually containing heroic deeds or actions Epic Poem
A poem expressing personal thoughts or feelings Lyric Poem
A poem that tells a story Narrative Poem
A poem having no rhyme or regular meter Free Verse
A rhyme occuring at the end of a poem's lines End Rhyme
A rhyme not occurring at the ends of a poem's lines Internal Rhyme
A specific rhyme pattern that repeats in a poem Rhyme Scheme
The sharing of similar sounds in words Rhyme
The repetition of beginning constanant sounds Alliteration
An over exaggeration Hyperbole
A comparison between two objects using the words "like" or "as" Simile
The use of words to represent or recreate sounds Onomatopoeia
Giving human characteristics or nature to non-human things Personification
A comparison between two objects that doesn't use the words "like" or "as" Metaphor
The repetition of specific consonant sounds Consonance
The repetition of specific vowel sounds Assonance
The dictionary definition of a word Denotation
The implications of a word beyond the dictionary definition Connotation
The overall topic or idea of a poem Theme

Poetry Terms Word Search

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Description

symbolism
stanza
speaker
simile
sensory details
rhyme scheme
rhyme
repetition
poetry
personification
onamatopoeia
ode
narrative poem
metaphor
lyric poem
imagery
iambic pentameter
hyperbole
free verse
figurative language
assonance
alliteration

Poetry Crossword Puzzle

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Description

daisy duck went down the ditch alliteration
figure of speech in which things are compared metaphor
my shoes are talking personification
a group of lines in a poem stanza
a central message theme
a writing or a speech meant to be understood imaginatively instead of literally figurative language
my love is a such that rivers can not quench hyperbole
Sandra is nothing like Jenny simile
a regular rhythmic pattern meter
expresses emotions of a speaker lyric poem
Daisy got marries so Ben wouldn't have to get burried rhyme
genre of a literature characterized by imaginativly language poetry
lyric poem with a serious theme ode
she was a sweet angel , god now has her company elegy
" because i could not stop for death.." assonance
repetition of constanant sounds consonance
pattern of beats or stresses in a line or verses rhythm

75 Literary Terms, Elements, & Devices Word Search

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Alliteration
Allusion
Antagonist
Antithesis
Archetype
Assonance
Caesura
Characterization
Colloquial
Conceit
consonance
Couplet
Dialect
Diction
Fable
Figurative Language
Foreshadow
Hyperbole
Iambic
Imagery
In Medias Res
Irony
Jargon
Juxtaposition
Litotes
Meter
Mood
Motif
Narrator
Ode
Onomatopoeia
Parable
Parallelism
Persona
Personification
Plot
Point Of View
Polyayndeton
Protagonist
Quatrain
Rhyme
Rhythm
Sarcasm
Satire
Similes
Soliloquy
Speaker
Stanza
Stereotype
Structure
Synecdoche
Syntax
Theme
Tragedy
Trochaic
Tone
Turning Point

Poetic Devices and Literary Terms Crossword Puzzle

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the central idea, topic, or point of a story, essay, or narrative theme
the word choice and phrasing in any written or spoken text diction
words or phrases that has other meaning(s) than it's normal definition figurative language
the comparison of two things using the words "like" or "as" simile
a reference to something; when a writer mentions some other work, or refers to an earlier part of the current work allusion
a verse or poem written in trochees trochaic
two successive rhyming lines in a verse and has the same meter to form a complete thought couplet
a pause in a line of poetry that is formed by the rhythms of natural speech rather than by metrics caesura
an extended metaphor with a complex logic that governs a poetic passage or entire poem conceit
a form of poetry such as sonnet or elegy; a literary technique that is lyrical in nature, but not very lengthy ode
the voice behind the poem - the person we imagine to be saying the thing out loud speaker
the use of over-exaggeration for the purpose of creating emphasis or being humorous, but it is not intended to be taken literally hyperbole
two or more words in a phrase or line of poetry that share the same beginning sound alliteration
a word, which imitates the natural sounds of a thing onomatopoeia
employs an understatement by using double negatives or, in other words, positive statement is expressed by negating its opposite expressions litote
a stylistic device in which several coordinating conjunctions are used in succession in order to achieve an artistic effect polysyndeton
when a thing, an idea, or an animal is given human attributes personification
the repetition of a vowel sound or diphthong in non-rhyming words assonance
the deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect anaphora
a division of four or more lines having a fixed length, meter, or rhyming scheme stanza
repetitive sounds produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase consonance
a literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions mood
informal words, phrases, or even slang in a piece of writing colloquial
implicit, implied,or hidden comparisons between two things that are unrelated, but which share some common characteristics metaphor
a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect oxymoron
the repetiton of the same or similar sounds that occurs in two or more words, usually at the end of lines in poems or songs rhyme
when a poen consists of foots containing unaccented and short syllables followed by a long and accented syllable in a single line of a poem iambic
a verse with four lines, or even a full poem containing four lines, having an independent and separate theme quatrain
a literary device that demonstrates the long and short patterns through stressed and unstressed syllables, particularly in verse form rhythm
a figure of speech sometimes represented by exclamation "O" apostrophe
a stylistic device used in literature and poetry to intentionally eliminate conjunctions between the phrases and in the sentence, yet maintain the grammatical accuracy asyndeton
a statement that appears to be self-contadictory or silly but may include a latent truth paradox
an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience tone
the use of figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in such a way thag it appeals to our physical senses imagery
a unit of rhythm in poetry, the pattern of the beats; a foot meter