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Poetry Terms

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Wilson McKay

on 1 May 2013

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Poetry Terms Simile Metephor Personification Onomatopoeia Personification Stanza Couplets "An emerald is as green as grass"

from "Flint" by Christina Rossetti "I've eaten a bag of green apples"

from "Metaphors" by Sylvia Path "Where bashful flowers grow"

from "Have you got a little brook in your heart" by Elizabeth Dickenson I accidentally added this slide again Boom! went the food trays.

from "Cafeteria" by Rachel Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light

from Do not go Gentle into that Good Night by
Dylan Thomas

consists of two or more lines of poetry that together form one of the divisions of a poem.

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never write, nor no man ever loved.

From Let me not to the marriage of true minds by
William Shakespeare

A stanza with two lines that rhyme

Rhyme Scheme Free Verse Sonnet Allusion Alliteration Assonance Consonanace Enjambment Iamb Dactyl Spondee Meter Foot Ode Narrative Soliloquy Sounds like what it is. Pattern of lines that rhyme in a poem Bid me to weep, and I will weep,
While I have eyes to see;
And having none, yet I will keep
A heart to weep for thee.

From To Anthea, Who May Command Him Any Thing by Robert Herrick I buried my father in my heart.
Now he grows in me, my strange son,
My little root who won’t drink milk,
Little pale foot sunk in unheard-of night,
Little clock spring newly wet
In the fire, little grape, parent to the future
Wine, a son the fruit of his own son,
Little father I ransom with my life.

from Little Father by Li-Young Lee

A poem that has no certain rhyme scheme or meter The wall’s infernal and internal
The wall’s akin to doubts within
The wall is vernal and external
The wall within is your Berlin

From The Wall by Amera Andersen

14 lines long that end in a couplet

Reffering to something to explain a subject in poetry Blank Verse Elegy Repetition Imagery End Rhyme Verse a single metrical line of poetry I wondered lonely as a cloud

from "Daffodils" by William Wordsworth "The killer wore a mark of Cain as he stalked his brother"

from unknown poem and author the repetition of the same or similar sounds at the beginning of words in a poem I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet

from Acquainted with the Night by Robert Frost The repetition of a vowel From the molten-golden notes

from The Bells By Edger Allan Poe The repetition of a consonnant To trust those tables that receive thee more

from thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain by
William Shakespear Run- on line of poetry A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray

from Trees by Joyce Kilmer Stressed or unstressed words in a poem They come and go uncalled and bold

from Peppermint Pigs by Giorgio Venetopoulos a metrical foot of three syllables, one long (or stressed) followed by two short (or unstressed) Half a League, Half a League, Half a League, onward

from The Charge of the Light Brigade
by Alfred, Lord Tennyson a metrical foot of two syllables, both of which are long (or stressed). White founts falling in the courts of the sun
And the Soldan of Byzantium is smiling as they run

from Lepanto by G. K. Chesterton The rhythm in a verse of poetry "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"

by Shakespear refers to two or more syllables that together make up the smallest unit of rhythm in a poem. long poems which are serious in nature and written to a set structure My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,
Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains
One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk:

from Ode To A Nightingale by John Keats

O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt,
Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew!
Or that the Everlasting had not fix’d
His canon ’gainst self-slaughter!

from Hamlet by Shakespear

a speech delivered by a character in a play or other literature while alone Poetry that is written in unrhymed iambic pentameter Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death

From Macbeth by William Shakespear A sad poem written after someone's death The curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea,
The ploughman homeward plods his weary way,
And leaves the world to darkness and to me.

from Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
by Thomas Gray Because I do not hope to turn again
Because I do not hope
Because I do not hope to turn

From Ash Wenesday by T. S. Eliot

The repeating of words, phrases, lines, or stanzas in poetry draws the reader into poetic experiences by touching on the images and
senses which the reader already knows Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherised upon a table;
Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
The muttering retreats
Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells

from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot Life is but life, and death but death!
Bliss is but bliss, and breath but breath!
And if, indeed, I fail,
At least to know the worst is sweet.
Defeat means nothing but defeat,
No drearier can prevail!

from T'is So Much Joy, by Emily Dickinson

Rhyme that occurs at the end of two or more lines of poetry Internal rhyme rhyme between a word within a line and another word either at the end of the same line or within another line I am the daughter of Earth and Water,
And the nursling of the Sky;
I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores;
I change, but I cannot die.

from the cloud by Percy Bysshe Shelley Balland poems that tells a story similar to a folk tale or legend and often has a repeated refrain Oh the ocean waves may roll,
And the stormy winds may blow,
While we poor sailors go skipping aloft
And the land lubbers lay down below, below, below
And the land lubbers lay down below.

from The Mermaid by Unknown author Poetry The old pond-- a frog jumps in, sound of water

from The Old Pond by Matshuo Basho Annotate to supply with critical or explanatory notes; comment upon in notes Literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm Uses "like" or "as" to compare two things Similar to a simile but does not use "like" or "as" to compare two things Giving an inanimate object humanlike characteristics
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