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Copy of Poetic Terms

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Kate Hughes

on 21 June 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Poetic Terms

Rhyme Scheme
Internal Rhyme
The repetition of identical vowel sounds in different words in close proximity
A blending of consonant and vowel sounds designed to imitate or suggest the activity being described
The pattern of rhyme, usually indicated by the assigning a letter of the alphabet to the each rhyme at the end of a line of poetry
An exact rhyme (rather than rhyming vowel sounds, as with assonance) within a line of poetry
Poetic terms
Simile is a direct comparison between two dissimilar things; uses like or as to state the terms of the comparison.
Example: My brother devoured his dinner like a hungry tiger.
Examples: Pop, pow, zoom, buzz.
A comparison between two unlike things as if it were something else. Does not use "like" or "as" for the comparison
Example: My brother is a tiger when it comes to eating his dinner
the repetition of identical consonant sounds, most often the sounds beginning words, in close proximity
Example: The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick.
The red balloon,
sat on the edge of the lagoon,
Praying for some rain
that would cover his pain
Repeated word or series of words in response or counterpoint to the main verse, as in a ballad.
Example: The Ocean is a beautiful place,
It is also a very dangerous place,
Filled with life, mystery, and grace,
Filled with life, mystery, and grace.
Example: The accomplished bug, felt smug
An exaggeration for effect
Example: I am starving to death
Example: High sky by night
Attributing human characteristics to nonhuman things or abstractions
Example: The bright smiling sun
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