a group of lines in a poem
poets use these to convey a meaning beyond the ordinary meaning
the way poems are written and may or may not be sentences
words or phrases that appeal to the five senses
comparison that does not use like or as
describes an animal or object with human qualities
comparison using like or as
the narrator of the poem
poets use this to reinforce a poem's meaning and mood
use of rhyming words within a single line of poetry
repeating of words, phrases or lines in a poem
the use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning
use of rhymes at the end of the lines
The pattern created by stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
The pattern the end rhyme creates
Repition of sounds at the end of the words
How the writing makes the reader feel
A phrase or expression that is overused
A word or phrase that means something other than what is acually being said
A play on words, double meaning, or pronounciation
Reference to another person, place, event, literary work, etc.
A comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification
Arrangement and relationship of the parts of a piece of writing
Comparison using like or as
Comparison NOT using like or as
Giving human characteristics to animals or inanimate objects
The use of words that imitate sounds: crash, bang, hiss, splat
Two contradictory ideas side by side: jumbo shrimp or cruel kindness
An obvious and intentional exaggeration not meant to be taken seriously.
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.
A set expression or phrase that is not meant to be interpreted literally: Every cloud has a silver lining.
Writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the five senses-sight, sound, smell, taste,and touch. This language creates word pictures, or images.
Concrete objects that represent abstract ideas, feelings, or thoughts
The repetition of consonant sounds in the beginning of words: nodded, nearly, napping
Words are used in such a way that their intended meaning is different from the actual meaning of the words
A play on words
The presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is
The use of irony to mock or convey contempt.
sarcasm, irony, simile, personification, pun, metaphor, onomatopoeia, idiom, understatement, imagery, symbolism, oxymoron, hyperbole, allusion, alliteration
Repetition of a beginning sound for effect.
Reference to a well known character or event from history, literature etc.
Repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong. Ex: belt, felt
Reassurance of similar sounds especially consonants. Ex: pitter, patter.
A positive statement expressed by negating its opposite expressions.
a long narrative poem about someone who does heroic deeds. Ex: The Oddessy
Language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation.
Poetry that is free from limitations of regular meter or rhythm and does not rhyme with fixed forms.
Phrase or word stating one unlike thing is another
Words that imitate sound.
Giving human qualities to inanimate objects.
Repeats same word or phrase to make idea more clear
Correspondence of sound between the words or the endings of words especially when these are at the ends of lines of poetry.
Comparing two unlike things using 'like' or 'as'
The person telling the story. (Not to be confused with author)
A group of lines forming the basic reassuring metrical unit in a poem; a verse,
Mental Picture created by the way the author writes
Story poem or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. Ex: Animal Farm
Phrase so overused it lost its original meaning.
The use of humor, irony exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize peoples stupidity or vices. Ex: Animal Farm
the beat created by a poems pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
emphasized when the syllable is spoken
not emphasized when the syllable is spoken
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words, as in pool, rule, and fool
a group of lines that work together to express a central idea
like a narrator of a story, this is the voice of the poem
the use of any element of language - a sound, word, phrase, or sentence - more than once
the repetition of similar consonant sounds at the beginnings of words
the use of words to imitate sounds
the feelings and associations a word evokes in people
the dictionary definition of a word
a writer's attitude toward his or her subject
language that appeals to the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally
compares two unlike things using the words like or as
compares two unlike things without using the words like or as
gives human qualities to something that is not human
is an extreme exaggeration
the message or insight about life the poem conveys
a poem that tells a story in verse
a poem that expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often in highly musical verses
a poem that is shaped to look like its subject
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
a humorous, rhyming five-line poem with a specific rhythm and pattern of rhyme
a poem that does not have a strict structure, regular rhythm, or pattern of rhyme
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