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The Elements of Poetry

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Leah McKinzie

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The Elements of Poetry
Rhyme and Sound
The rhyme and sound in a poem helps create musical qualities.
Rhythm
Beat or meter of a poem can be used to be congruent with meaning of a poem.
Denotation and Connotation
The words are filled with meaning.
Imagery
descriptions of sensory experiences
Figurative Language
Every word in a poem must convey meaning.
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Couplet
two successive lines ending in rhyming words
Alliteration
repetition of a consonant sound
Assonance
repetition of a vowel sound
Onomatopoeia
words that sound like what they mean
Repetition
used to set tone, add emphasis, or give structure to a poem
Denotation
words used to identify or label
Connotation
words that suggest or imply one or more meaning or message
Personification
attributing human qualities to inanimate objects and animals
Metaphor
direct comparison between dissimilar subjects or ideas
Simile
indirect comparison between dissimilar subjects or ideas, bridged by the word "like" or "as"
Shapes and Spacing
can be used to suggest the topic of the poem or set a tone
Example:
The runner was as fast as a cheetah!
Example:
Amber is a snail when she walks.
Example:
The wave roared with raged.
"When Silly Sally irons her clothes, they come out looking awful.
She did not read the label and her iron was meant to waffle."
-Denise Rodgers
Example:
Example:
Peter's piglet pranced priggishly.
Example:
"It beats...as it sweeps...as it cleans!"

-slogan for Hoover vacuum cleaners
Example:
"Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is."
-slogan of Alka Seltzer, U.S.
"I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down!"
-The Three Little Pigs
Example:

Hello and Goodbye
When I'm in a swing
Swinging low and then high,
Good-bye to the ground
Hello to the sky.
Hello to the rain
Good-bye to the sun,
Then hello again sun
When the rain is all done.
In blows the winter,
Away the birds fly.
Good-bye and hello
Hello and Good-bye
Hello and Goodbye
-Mary Ann Hoberman
Example:
"The poorest man is the richest, and the rich are poor"
"The words spread like leaves in a storm"
"He fumed and charged like an angry bull"
"Her blue eyes were as bright as the Sun, blue as the sky, but soft as silk"
"Every morning my neighbor takes his mutt to the park. It always barks loudly when leaving the building"
-negative connotation with the word, "mutt"
Example:
Example:
The actual definition of love.
Love: a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person
-The Merriam Webster Dictionary
skinny
cheap
knockout
nosy
talkative
childlike
crippled
retarded
juvenile
Hickory, dickory, dock
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock
Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Johny, Johny, Yes, Papa.
Eating sugar? No, Papa.
Telling lies? No, Papa.
Open your mouth. Ha! Ha! Ha!
Johny, Johny
By: Leah McKinzie
Shape Poems
describes an object and is shaped the same as the object in the poem
Example:
Stanza
it is a smaller unit within a poem or a verse within a song
Example:
This Old Man
This old man, he played one,
He played knick knack with his thumb,
with a knick, knack, paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.
Acrostic Poems
the first, last or other letters spell out a particular word or phrase
Example:
A bsolutely delicious
P robably nutritious
P lainly juicy
L ick my fingers
E at another

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