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Transcript of Poetry Terms
metaphor a figure of speech comparing two unlike things without using like or as
onomatopoeia words that imitate sounds
example: bam, pow, ring, meow, ribbit, etc. personification A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes refrain a regularly repeated line or group of lines in a poem or song
rhyme scheme pattern of end rhymes in a poem
a group of lines in a poem stanza 2 line stanza
couplet four line stanza
quatrain five line stanza cinquain The pattern or beat of a poem rhythm Rhyme that occurs at the end of two or more lines of poetry
end rhyme repetition of final consonant sounds
example: the "ck" sound in click-clack
consonance comparison of two unlike things that uses like or as
example: she was as happy as a lark
simile writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid
figurative language poem in which the words are arranged to create a picture that relates to the content of the poem
concrete poem the ordinary form of written language prose poem that expresses strong emotions about life
ode a poem where the arrangement of words in which the first letters in each line spell out a word
acrostic a poem that tells a story
narrative poems that do not tell stories but simply express emotion
lyric poetry fourteen line poem that is divided into three quatrains and a couplet; normally about love or the lack thereof sonnet