Poetry Terms Criss-Cross

Stanza a group of lines arranged together Simile a comparison using like or as Imagery the use if very descriptive, sensory language Meter the pattern if stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem Octave an eight lined poem Personification giving an object human like qualities Idiom a fixed saying that has brought to mind by […]

6 elements of poetry

lines poems are written in lines. the words stop wherever the poet wants them to. rhyme the repetition of syllable sounds rhythm the arrangement of stresses and unstressed sounds into regular patterns sound effects poets use 3 methods alliteration repetition of a constant sound (s.e) repetition reusing words or phrases in a poem (s.e) onomatopoeia […]

Advanced Poetry Techniques

Alliterative (Alliteration) Containing repetition of a begging sound in words Anapestic Meter Three syllables with the first unstressed, the second unstressed, and the third stressed Assonance The repetition of a vowel sound in words Ballad A simple narrative poem written in short stanzas Blank Verse Poetry that does NOT use end rhyme that is written […]

Poetry Quiz #1

end rhyme repetition of identical sounds at the end of successive lines rhyme scheme pattern of rhyming words within a given stanza or poem slant rhymes AKA off rhymes, near rhymes sounds that are close but not exact duplicates of one another onomatopoeia words that virtually replicate sound alliteration repetition of initial sounds in words […]

Poetry terms and definitions

lyric poetry expresses vivid thoughts and feelings but no plot narrative poetry tells a story with a genuine plot dramatic poetry more like a play which uses techniques of drama such as speaker and conflict to tell a story. speaker the imaginary voice assumed by the writer of a poem; may be a person, animal, […]

Introduction to Poetry Vocabulary

Poetry One of the three types of literature in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm. Lyric Poem A highly musical verse that expresses the thoughts, observations, and feelings of a single speaker. Narrative Poem A type of poem that tells a […]

Grade 12 Poetry Terms

speaker the narrator of a poem stanza a group of lines arranged together couplet a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse rhythm a pattern recurring at regular intervals, can be created by meter, rhyme, alliteration and refrain, meter a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables free verse no repeating patterns of syllables, no […]

Elements of Poetry

Poetry a literary form that combines the precise meanings of words with their emotional associations, sounds, and rhythms. Stanzas grouping of lines Couplets stanzas with two lines Quatrains stanzas with four lines Figurative Language a way of expressing ideas or feelings in a fresh way Metaphors comparing two apparently unlike things Similes making comparisons by […]

Poetry Terms

Alexandrine a line of verse of 12 syllables consisting regularly of 6 iambs with a caesura after the third iamb Allegory a narration of description usually restricted to a single meaning because its events, actions, characters, setting, and objects represent specific abstractions or ideas alliterative meter repetition of sounds in one line anacrusis one or […]

Examples of Poetry Terms and Definitions

Alliteration Definition: The repetition of the beginning consonant sounds of neighboring words within a line Example: “Some Song Sung” or “Heap” and “Recent” Assonance Definition: The relatively close use of the same or similar vowel sounds but with different end consonants Example: “White and Shining” or “Heap and Recent” Consonance Definition: The close repetition of […]

Poetry Terms

onomatopoeia -Definition: words that sound like the objects they name or the sounds those objects make -Facts/characteristics: writers, especially poets, use this device in which the words they use sound like the very thing being named or written about. Used a lot in comic books. -Examples: Hiss, buzz, bang, zip, pop, sizzle, crash, splash, drip, […]

Basic Poetry Terms

speaker the narrator of a poem line a group of words on one line of a poem stanza a group of lines arranged together rhythm can be created by meter, rhyme, alliteration and refrain. The “music” of the poem. meter a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables Free Verse Poetry no repeating patterns of syllables, […]

Classic Of Poetry

The classic of poetry is also known as what Book of songs or book of odes The classic of poetry is the oldest poetry collection of what area of the world East asia The classic of poetry conveys what familiar themes from folk ballads Courtship, death, agricultural cycle COP is filled with images of nature […]

9th Grade Poetry Terms

Alliteration the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words Figurative language A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words. Simile A comparison using “like” or “as” Metaphor A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an […]

Five Characteristics Of Poetry

Rhyme * Some poems use rhyming words to create a certain effect. * Not all poems are rhyming. Poetry that does not rhyme is called “free verse poetry.” Rhythm * Sometimes poets use repetition of sounds or patterns to create a musical effect in their poems. *Rhythm can be created by using the same number […]

Poetry Terms (8th Grade)

alliteration repetition of initial consonant sounds connotation the implied or suggested meaning of a word; emotional overtones of the word; what it suggests to the reader couplet two consecutive rhyming lines denotation the literal definition of a word figure of speech a word or phrase that identifies or describes something in a way that is […]


Apathetic Feeling or showing little emotion Arrogant Bumptious Audacious fearless and daring Bilious bad tempered; cross Blithe joyful, cheerful, or without appropriate thought Bombastic pompous in speech and manner Brash (adj.) prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent Breezy lively and cheerful and relaxed Cantankerous Bad-tempered; quarrelsome. Caustic biting in wit Coarse conspicuously and […]

Poetry Terms

Lyric poem a poem that does not tell a story but expresses the personal feelings or thoughts of a speaker Ode a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object or event that has stimulated deep and noble feelings in the poet Epic A long narrative poem, in a dignified style, celebrating the deeds of […]

Poetry Flash cards

similie A comparison of 2 unlike things that uses like or as metaphor a comparison of 2 unlike things that doesent use like of as personification giving human traits to animals or objects idiom a common phrase that can’t be understood by their litteral or ordinary meanings hyperbole an exaggeration used for emphesis pun a […]

Poetry (Test) (Adv/Cadden)

AABB Read the short poem and tell the rhyme scheme: Trees are moss and grass are stones. Trees are spirit, nerves and bones. Trees are air, stars and sky. Trees are lungs, eyes and I. alliteration In the second stanza of this poem, what literary device is being used with JUST “stars and sky”: Trees […]


hyper- over, above, beyond -ism state, quality, act of CRED, CREDIT to believe, to trust FUND, FUS, FOUND to pour, to melt super-, sur- over, above, beyond dastardly cowardly reek emanate foray plunder wane diminish rue regret a feeling or doubt, fear, or uneasiness; a pang of conscience qualm immature; lacking life experience callow extreme […]

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