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Transcript of Poetry Terms
How I wonder what you are. Dramatic Poetry poetry that is written to be performed, usually a monologue or dialogue - similar to a play End Rhyme when rhyming words are repeated at the end of a line. A
Language writing not meant to be interpreted literally (implicit meaning). EX- My eyes are on fire! Free Verse poetry with varying rhythm and rhyme We pick
the bittersweet grapes
with leather worn hands HAIKU three lined Japanese verse form
1st -5 syllables
2nd - 7 syllables
3rd - 5 syllables Hyperbole deliberate exaggeration or overstatement ex- her mouth was as big as the Grand Canyon! Iambic Pentameter a line of poetry with 5 iambic feet, each with one unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable I went/ up town/ to buy/ a loaf/ of bread./ Imagery the use of pictures, figures of speech, or descriptions to evoke actions, ideas, objects or characters. Internal Rhyme when rhyming words fall within a line. "I had a cat who wore a hat" Limerick a light, humorous verse rhyme scheme: a
a Literal the explicit or primary meaning [surface level/plot] Lyric Poetry musical verse which expressed a single speaker's thoughts or feelings on a subject. METAPHOR a direct comparison of two things to show similarity. [SOMETHING IS SOMETHING]
"she is a bomb and she exploded in my heart." METER regular or repeated rhythm pattern in a poem. Narrative Poetry tells a story verse ONOMATOPOEIA A WORD WHOSE SOUND SUGGESTS ITS MEANING BOOM! POW zzzip buzz tick-tock thpffffff Oxymoron words used together that actually contradict in meaning. JUMBO shrimp Old News little BIG Man Refrain stanza repeated for emphasis (often in songs or lyric poetry) Petrarchan/Italian Sonnet 14 line lyric poem rhyme scheme octave - abbaabba
sextet - cdcdcd Personification giving human traits and qualities to non-human objects. Rhyme Scheme regular pattern or rhyming words in a poem (indicated by letter notation. a
b Rhythm the pattern of beats, or stresses, in a line of poetry Shakespearean Sonnet 14 line lyric poem
3 quatrains (4 lines) &
a couplet (2 lines) Rhyme Scheme -
abab cdcd efef gg Sensory Language language that appeals to the senses. Simile a comparison using "like" or "as" "my love is like a red, red rose."
"she is as cute as a button" Spenserian Sonnet same as Shakespearean Sonnet in form, but with a different rhyme scheme abab bcbc cdcd ee STANZA A group of lines in a poem considered a unit.