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Intro to Poetry

Vincent Amendolare

on 9 October 2013

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Transcript of Poetry

Intro to Poetry
Necessary Vocabulary
Rhyme: two or more words which match in the same last sound
Rhythm: the beat or cadence of poetry
Alliteration: two words in the same line with the same starting sound.
Assonance: two words in the same line having similar vowel sounds.
Ex: Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore
Ex: Coca-Cola.Krispy Kreme.
Ex: The OWL flew OUT of the cage
Simile: Comparison using the words LIKE or AS
Ex: The defense was as solid as a wall during the game.
Metaphor: Comparison NOT using the words 'like' or 'as'
Ex: The defense was a wall during the game.
Onomatopoeia: the attempt to spell out a sound
Ex: Meow, Screech, Shhh
Imagery: pictures drawn in the reader's mind by the words of the poet.
Personification: giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
Ex: The stars danced in the sky
Ex: That piece of cake is calling my name
Allusion: a reference to something the poet thinks everyone already knows
(also a great example of imagery)
Stanza: A group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse.
Exit Ticket (2 pts)
Write a metaphor.
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