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Elements of Poetry Day 2

The Eleven Elements of Poetry

Megan Carpenter

on 27 September 2012

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Transcript of Elements of Poetry Day 2

Elements of Poetry Lines All poems are made up of a series of lines. Stanzas A division within a poem where a group of lines are formed into a unit. Rhyme The repetition of sounds within different words.
Rhyme at the end of a line is end rhyme.
Rhyme within a line is internal rhyme. Rhyme Scheme A regular pattern of rhyme. Rhythm The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables. Meter A regular pattern of rhythm. The number of feet in a line Assonance repetition of vowel sounds in words that don't end with the same consonant Foot One stressed syllable and one
or two unstressed ones. Metaphor A comparison between two unlike things which does not use the words like or as. A comparison between two unlike things using the words like or as. Scansion The process where meter is charted. Stresses syllables are marked with a / and unstressed syllables with a ^. Quatrain Couplet Speaker turn to p. 670 A pair of rhyming lines. Four-line units that share a rhyme scheme The narrator in a poem, not necessarily the author. Diction The choice of words used in a poem Syntax the order in which words appear in a poem Sound Devices Repetition a sound, word, phrase, or line that is repeated for emphasis and unity Alliteration repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words Consonance repetition of consonant sounds within and at the ends of words Simile Figurative Language
& Imagery Personification a description of an object, an animal, a place, or an idea in human terms hyperbole an exaggeration for emphasis or humorous effect Imagery the use of sensory details to illustrate and elaborate on ideas, objects, locations, and feelings
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