Poetry Flashcards

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Elements Of Poetry Test Questions

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 […]

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Poetry Terms Answers

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 […]

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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 […]

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50 WORDS THAT DESCRIBE TONE IN POETRY AND PROSE

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 […]

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Poetry Terms Cards

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, […]

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Poetry Terms 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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Poetry Skills

poetry A kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery designed to appeal to our emotions and imagination. alliteration repetition of initial consonant sounds consonance the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words Assonance repetition of similar vowel sounds end rhyme occurs at the end of […]

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The Building Blocks of Poetry

High or Formal Diction exactly follows the rules of syntax and seeks accuracy of expression even if unusually elevated or complex words are brought into play; characterized by complex words and a lofty tone; introduced word of French, Latin, Greek derivation which makes formal diction seem difficult Middle or Neutral Diction maintains the correct language […]

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Poetry Study Guide Test Questions

Poetry ____________ is a type of literature in which words are chosen and arranged in specific ways to create an effect. Types, styles, and form Poems come in many different ________ , ________ , and _________. Stories. emotions or paint pictures Some poems tell __________, while others express _________ or ______________ in words Speakers Just […]

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Poetry Vocabulary Words

alliteration the beginning of two or more words in close connection with the same letter, or rather the same sound allusion an indirect or subtle reference to another character or work of literature anapest a foot with two weak stresses followed by one strong stess apostrophe a direct address to an absent listener or to […]

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Poetry and Meter Vocabulary

allegory a work in which a larger idea or concept is being expressed through the poem alliteration the reoccurrence of consonant sounds within a work or line apostrophe talking to an inanimate object approximate/slant/half rhyme a term used to describe when words in a rhymed pattern are not a perfect rhyme but similar in sound […]

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