the character, or voice, who tells the poem
speaker
writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the five senses---sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch
imagery
writing that is innovative, imaginative, and not meant to be taken literally
figurative language
figure of speech that is a comparison without using 'like' or 'as'
metaphor
figure of speech in which two unlike thing are compared using 'like' or 'as'
simile
the arrangement of groups of lines to a poem
stanza
the pattern of rhyme in a poem
rhyme scheme
figure of speech where an inanimate object or animal is given human characteristics
personification
poems with a formal tone, written for the single purpose of celebrating or honoring a person, object, or idea
odes
tells a story in verse
narrative poetry
the use of words that imitate sounds, like Pow!
onomatopoeia
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words, as in feathered friend
alliteration
expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often in very musical verse
lyrical poetry
fourteen-line poems with a formal tone that follows a specific rhyme scheme
sonnets
formal poems that reflect on death or other solemn, serious themes
elegies
long narrative poems that tell an exciting or inspiring story, usually about a hero
epics
song-like poems that tell a story, often dealing with adventure, tragedy, or romance
ballads
defined by its lack of strict structure
free verse poetry
humorous five-line poems with specific rhythmic pattern and an aabba rhyme scheme
limericks
poem in which the words are arranged on the page to form a shape that suggests the topic or ideas in the poem
concrete poem
short, unrhymed poems, often about nature
haikus
the most musical of literary forms
poetry
the repeated use of a sound, word, or phrase
repetition
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words--thin skin
rhyme

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