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Poetic Terms Word Search

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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

Poetry Terms Word Search

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75 Literary Terms, Elements, & Devices Word Search

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Poetry Crossword Puzzle

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rhyme rhyme
lyricpoem lyricpoem
meter meter
rhythm rhythm
feet feet
figurativelanguage figurativelanguage
hyperbole hyperbole
metaphor metaphor
simile simile
alliteration alliteration
consonance consonance
assonance assonance
elegy elegy
ode ode
freeverse freeverse
poetry poetry
narrativepoem narrativepoem
dramaticpoem dramaticpoem
personification personification
theme theme

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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

Famous Poets & Poetry Terms Word Search

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Sharon Creech
Rhythm
Dr Seuss
Lewis Carroll
Robert Louis Stevenson
Edward Lear
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Sonnet
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White Space
Theme
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Couplet
Edgar Allan Poe
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Free Verse
Haiku
Hyperbole
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Langston Hughes
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Robert Frost
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Tone
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