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Poetry Terms

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Natalie Graves

on 25 May 2017

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Transcript of Poetry Terms

Poetry Terms
Do Now:
The Eagle

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ring'd with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.
A Poetry Terms Rap
Jot down any terms you hear that are new to you. Try to write a brief description of the term as well.
Terms and Definitions:
1. alliteration- The repetition of initial (in the beginning) consonant sound

2. allusion - a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance

3. assonance- The repetition of vowel sound

4. consonance- The repetition of final consonant sound

5. hyperbole - exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally

6. line - The “sentences” in a poem

Terms and Definitions (continued):
7. metaphor- A comparison between two unlike things

8. onomatopoeia- When the sound of a word imitates its meaning

9. personification- Giving human qualities to non-human things

10. rhyme- The combination of assonance and consonance

11. simile- A comparison between two unlike things using like or as

12. stanza- A division of a poem (the "paragraphs" of poetry)

Copy the following poem into your reader's notebook. Highlight any examples of
and underline any

Thought Question: Are there any other lines or phrases that seem "poetic", but are not a simile, metaphor or personification?
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