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Copy of Poetry Terms

Terms and Vocabulary
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Noelle Bordelon

on 11 March 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Poetry Terms

Poetry Terms Visualize Imagery Figurative
Language Speaker Line A row of written or printed words Example

Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky The words highlighted
in green make up a line Language that uses words beyond their literal meaning, often comparing two very different things Example

The trees danced happily during the hurricane

This is an example of figurative language The "voice" that the reader hears in a poem The "voice" that the reader hears in a poem Another word for speaker is a narrator Mc.Cathie Eugene Amber Alcindor Sound
Devices to picture in one's mind. Example

When I think of a tropical island, I think of
a sunny island with coconut trees, beside beautiful
and clear beaches.

The words in black are
examples of visualization. Kremble Bailey Paraphrase to restate in one's own words
what someone else said or wrote Example

"Birds of a feather flock together"

I could paraphrase that by saying:
People with similar status, usually
intermingle with each other. Assonance Repetition of consonant sounds at the
beginning of words. Foot A unit of meter that consists of stressed (strong) and
unstressed (weak) syllables. Alliteration Repetition of consonant sounds at the
beginning of words. Example

sun, Sam, sick Metaphor Simile A comparison between two unlike things, using
the word like or as. Example

The sun is like a fireball

The sun is as hot as a fire ball Example

bright, flight, kite, night Language that helps the reader imagine sights, sounds, smells, and other sensory experiences. A comparison between two unlike things, not using
like or as. Example

The sun is fire. Repetition of consonant sounds at the
beginning of words. Example

Bee, Bet, Beat
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