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Poetry 101



Poetic Terms

Poetic Terms



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  • Poetic Terms Stanza: a group of two or more lines in a poem ( a paragraph within a poem) Verse: a line Rhyme:The similarity of ending sounds existing between two words Rhyme Scheme: The sequence in which the rhyme occurs. The first end sound is represented as the letter "a", the second is "b", etc.
  • Poetic Devices - Language Figurative Language  Simile  Metaphor  Alliteration  Hyperbole  Imagery  Personification
  • Poetic Devices – Language & Style  Tone  Voice  Repetition  Symbol  Theme
  • SimileA comparison between two objects using a specific word or comparison such as "like", "as", or "than".
  • MetaphorA comparison between two objects with the intent of giving clearer meaning to one of them
  • Alliteration Repetition of the same letter of the first word EX:  sweet smell of success  She left the Heaven of Heroes and came down To make a man to meet the mortal need A man to match the mountains and the sea The friendly welcome of the wayside well
  • Hyperbolea figure of speech that uses an exaggerated or extravagant statement to create a strong emotional response. EX:  They ran like greased lightning. Hes got tons of money. Her brain is the size of a pea. He is older than the hills. I will die if she asks me to dance. She is as big as an elephant!
  • Imagery Imagery is the use of vivid description, usually rich in sensory words, to create pictures, or images, in the readers mind.
  • Personification isgiving human traits (qualities, feelings, action, or characteristics) to non-living objects (things, colors, qualities, or ideas). For example: The window winked at me
  • Onomatopoeiaa word whose sounds seem to duplicate the sounds they describe-- hiss, buzz, bang, murmur, meow, growl
  • Allusion Reference to an event, place, or character from history. EX  Waters of Babylon
  • Oxymorona statement with two parts which seem contradictory; examples: sad joy, a wise fool, the sound of silence, or Hamlets saying, "I must be cruel only to be kind"
  • Tone thewriters attitude toward the material and/or readers. Tone may be playful, formal, intimate, angry, serious, iro nic, outraged, baffled, tender, serene, de pressed, etc.
  • Repetition therepeating of words, phrases, lines, or stanzas.
  • Symbolism anything that stands for something else
  • Theme the abstract concept explored in a literary work; frequently recurring ideas, such as enjoy- life while-you-can;