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

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