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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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ABEKA VOCABULARY, SPELLING, POETRY IV QUIZ 11A

worn out by old age or hard use decrepit not quick to comprehend or recognize something obtuse inconsolable; hopelessly sad disconsolate lacking power or inclination to move or act inert exhibiting casual unconcern or lack of interest nonchalant an abrupt flow of many people or things coming in influx to express strong disapproval of, or […]

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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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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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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 Terms Test Questions

alliteration the repetition of sounds in nearby words, most often involving the initial consonant of words. allusion an indirect reference to a text, myth, event, or person outside the poem itself. anaphora repetion of a word or line at the beginning of successive lines. assonance the repetition of vowel sounds in a line or series […]

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Literary Elements of Poetry

Accent refers to the stressed portion of a word. An accent is used to place emphasis on a word. “accent” and “stress” can be used interchangeably. Allegory a description that has a second, usually moral meaning Alliteration the repetition of initial consonant sounds. If it is a vowel repetition, you would call it assonance.) Assonance […]

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Poetry Terms Questions

Narrative poetry Tells a story. A narrative poem is a story told in verse. Narrative poems often have all the elements of short stories, including characters, conflict, and plot. Lyric poetry Expresses thought and feelings. Lyric poetry is a verse that expresses a poet’s thoughts and feelings about a single image of idea. Lyric poetry […]

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Elements of Poetry Test

alliteration The repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginnings of several words of a line of poetry or a sentence. allusion a reference to something with which the reader is likely to be familiar, such as a person, place, or event from history or literature hyberbole great exxageration figurative language Made up of […]

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AP Poetry Terms

alliteration the repetition of identical or similar consonant sounds, usually at the beginning of words allusion a reference in a work of literature to a historical or literary event, person, place or passage outside of the work antithesis a figure of speech characterized by strongly contrasting words, clauses, sentences, or ideas, as in “Man proposes; […]

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Chapter Six: Poetry

Which of the following best describes the authorsʼ notion of poetry? Select one: a. the formal use of rhymed and rhythmic language b. a honing of sound and language that affects us deeply c. words arranged in a visually striking fashion distinctive from prose d. the peculiar wedding of image and sound b. a honing […]

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Ap English Poetry Terms

Alliteration The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words Allusion A brief reference to to a real or fictional person, event, place, or work of art Assonance The repetition of vowel sounds in a chunk of text Ballad A story or narrative in poetic form Consonance […]

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Traditional Vs. Organic Poetry

traditional follows fixed rules traditional regular rhythm and or rhyme traditional epic sonnet haiku ballad organic no rules organic no pattern of rhythm or rhyme organic free verse

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Chapter 1: Reading Poetry

Best way to begin reading a poem? Do not be intimidated by it. Title Gives initial sense of what the poem is about Most important about initial readings? Ask questions; words, sounds, descriptions, and structure Elements of poetry? Speaker, image, metaphor, symbol, rhyme, and rhythm Origins of poetry? No one knows; tribal ceremonies using rhythmic […]

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AP Literature and Composition Perrine’s Poetry Chapters 3-16

What are the 3 uses of Language? 1. Practical 2. Literary 3. Argumentative Practical Language Used in poetry to communicate information Literary Language Steps up the intensity and increases range of experience Argumentative Language Used as an instrument of persuasion What are the four dimensions that Poetry must engage the reader in? 1. Intellectual Dimension […]

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English 102 Poetry Terms

Connotation The implied or figurative meaning that a word or image carries, as distinct from its literal or explicit meaning. (For instance “home” literally means the place one lives, but often carries connotations to feelings of safety or security) denotation the literal or explicit meaning that a word or image carries, as distinct from its […]

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Poetry – Poetry

Verse This term has two major meanings. It refers to any single line of poetry or any composition written in separate lines of more or less regular rhythm in contrast to prose. Paraphrase The restatement in one’s own words of what one understands a poem to say or suggest. Similar to a summary, although not […]

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Poetry Terms (IB English HL)

Allegory a symbolical narrative; The Faerie Queene Accent a stressed syllable or ictus; “When shall we three meet again?” Alliteration using the same consonant to start two or more stressed words or syllables in a phrase or verse line, or using a series of vowels to begin such words or syllables in sequence; Tyger, Tyger […]

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Elements of Poetry Unit

Imagery Descriptive language poets use to create word pictures or images. Images are enhanced by sensory language, which provides details related to the senses. Onomatopoeia Words that sound like the meaning (buzz, fizz, swish, bang) Metaphor A comparison of two unlike things. Simile A comparison using “like” or “as” Personification When an inanimate object takes […]

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Some Fundamentals of Poetry

Meter Meter is the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables established in a line of poetry. The stressed syllable is also called the accented syllable. The unstressed syllable is also called the unaccented syllable. Foot A foot is a unit of meter. A metrical foot can have two or three syllables. A foot generally consists […]

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