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Poetry Terms and Meanings

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Sade' Dawson

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Poetry Terms & Meanings By: Sade' Q. Dawson Imagery: to create a lyrical emotion when you are reading a poem By: T. S. Elliot

The winter evening settles down With smell of steaks in passageways.
Six o'clock. The burnt-out ends of smoky days.
And now a gusty shower wraps The grimy scraps Of withered leaves about your feet And newspapers from vacant lots;
The showers beat On broken blinds and chimney-pots, And at the corner of the street A lonely cab-horse steams and stamps.
And then the lighting of the lamps. Stanza: a poem paragraph By: Unknown Author

I Love To Write Poems
(First Stanza)
I love to write Day and night What would my heart do But cry,
sigh and be blue If I could not write
(Second Stanza)
Writing feels good And I know it should Who could have knew That what I do Is write,
write, write Metaphor: comparison that doesn't use the words like or as By: William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,And summer's lease hath all too short a date.

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed.

But thy eternal summer shall not fade Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st.

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. Onomatopoeia : words that sounds make By: Denise Rodgers
Crack an egg.
Stir the butter.
Break the yolk.
Make it flutter.
Stoke the heat.
Hear it sizzle.
Shake the salt,just a drizzle.
Flip it over,just like that.
Press it down.
Squeeze it flat.
Pop the toast.
Spread jam thin.
Say the word.Breakfast's in . Personification : giving an object or an animal qualities of a human By: Denise Rodgers
I'd love to take a poem to lunch
or treat it to a wholesome brunch
of fresh cut fruit and apple crunch.
I'd spread it neatly on the cloth
beside a bowl of chicken broth
and watch a mug of root beer froth.I'd feel the words collect the mood,
the taste and feel of tempting food
popped in the mouth and slowly chewed,
and get the smell of fresh baked bread
that sniffs inside and fills our head
with thoughts that no word ever said.And as the words rest on the page
beside the cumin, salt and sage,
and every slowly starts to age,
like soup that simmers as it's stirred,
ingredients get mixed and blurred
and blends in taste with every word
until the poet gets it right,
the taste and smell
and sound and sight,
the words that make it fit.
Just write. Simile : comparison using the words like or as By: unknown writer
“Friends are like chocolate cake
You can never have too many
Chocolate cake is like heaven
-Always amazing you with each taste or feeling
Chocolate cake is like life with so many different pieces
Chocolate cake is like happiness, you can never get enough of it” Alliteration : a repetition of the same letter at the beggining of two or three words By: Mother Goose
Betty Botter bought some butter,
but, she said, the butter’s bitter;
if I put it in my batter it will make my batter bitter,
but a bit of better butter will make my batter better
So she bought a bit of butter better than her bitter butter,
and she put it in her batter and the batter was not bitter
So ’twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter. Theme : the subject of the poem By: Unknown person
Good in pies,
A healthy treat Point of View: whoever is writing the poem is their point of view By: Shel Silverstein

Thanksgiving dinner’s sad and thankless
Christmas dinner’s dark and blue
When you stop and try to see it
From the turkey’s point of view.
Sunday dinner isn’t sunny
Easter fests are just bad luck.
When you see it from the viewpoint of a chicken or a duck.
Oh how I once loved tuna salad pork and lobsters, lamb chops too.
‘Til I stopped and looked at dinner
From the dinner’s point of view. Hyperbole : an exageration By: Unknown Author
I’m bigger than the entire earth
More powerful than the sea
Though a million, billion have tried
Not one could ever stop me.
I control each person with my handand hold up fleets of ships.
I can make them bend to my will
with one word from my lips.
I’m the greatest power in the world, in this entire nation.
No one should ever try to stop a child’s imagination. Rhythm Scheme: a pattern of rhythms in a poem By: Robert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know -
His house is in the village though -
He will not see me stopping here -
To watch his woods fill up with snow - Assonance : a ressembalance of sounds By: Edgar Allen Poe

Hear the mellow wedding bells,
Golden bells!
What a world of happiness their harmony foretells!
Through the balmy air of night
How they ring out their delight!
From the molten-golden notes,
And an in tune,
What a liquid ditty floats
To the turtle-dove that listens,
while she gloats

What a world of solemn thought their monody compels!
In the silence of the night,
How we shiver with affright
At the melancholy menace of their tone!
For every sound that floats
From the rust within their throats
Is a groan. Meter : In poetry, meter is a recurring pattern of long and short symbols in lines of a set length. By: Mother Goose

Hickory, dickory, dock,
- / - / - /
The mice ran up the clock.
- / - /
The clock struck one,
- / - /
The mice ran down.
/ - - / - - /
Hickory, dickory , dock. Repetition : the act of repeting By: Mother Goose

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the King's horses and all the King's menCouldn't put Humpty together again The author uses imagery in the poem by saying things such as, " with smells of steak in passageways" that will help you visualize the image. The author uses stanza in the poem by writing first and second stanza that tells when another paragraph starts The author uses metaphors in the poem by stating that something is another such as, " thou art more lovley and temperate" but also using comparison The author uses onomatopoeia by putting word such as, " break, drizzle, sizzle" in the poem. Those words are words that sounds make and that is what onomatopoeia is. The author uses personification in this poem by giving the a poem human traits such as being able to go out to eat The author uses similes in the poem by comparing friends to chocolate cake The author uses alliteration in this poem by using the act of repeting the same letter b in front of two or three words over and over again The author uses theme in this poem by decribing about an apple since apple is the theme. The author uses point of view by putting their point of view in the poem. Such as, " oh how I once loved tuna salad, pork, and lobsters, lamb chops too. That would be the author's point of view about what they once loved. The author uses hyperbolies in this poem by ,putting exagerations in the poem such as, " I am bigger than the entire earth." The author uses rhythm scheme in this poem by, putting rhythms in the poem such as, " know, though The author uses assonance by putting sounds that resemble each other such as, " night, afright. The author uses meter in this poem by putting in the symbals instead of stanza. The author uses repetition by repeating humpty dumpty. Poetry Poetry Poetry Poetry Meaning Vocabulary Word Example Key: Shakespeare Silverstein Denise Rodgers Mother Goose
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