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A review of the terms we studied during our poetry unit for English 9

A review of the terms we studied during our poetry unit for English 9

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    • The Wonderful World of Poetry English 9
    • Structure of Poetry
      • Stanza
        • A section of poetry – the “paragraph” of a poem
      • Repetition
        • When any element of language is used more than once
      • Rhyme
        • Repetition of sounds at the end of words
    • Structure of Poetry
      • Meter – a.k.a. rhythm
        • The pattern of beats or stresses
        • Can be specific and consistent
      • Free verse
        • Poetry not written in a regular meter
        • Usually does not rhyme
    • Sounds of Poetry
      • Alliteration
        • Repetition of beginning consonant sounds
        • Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
      • Consonance
        • Repetition of consonant sounds not at the beginning
    • Sounds of Poetry
      • Assonance
        • Repetition of vowel sounds
        • “weak and weary”
      • Onomatopoeia
        • The use of words that imitate sounds
        • Buzz, thud, hiss
    • Pictures of Poetry
      • Metaphor
        • Calling a thing something it is not
        • It implies a comparison.
        • He is a rock.
      • Imagery
        • Descriptive language used to create pictures in the mind of the reader
        • Appeals to the five senses
    • Pictures of Poetry
      • Simile
        • Comparing two things by using the words “like” or “as”
        • “caught two in his hands like squirming puppies”
      • Personification
        • Giving a non-human thing human characteristics
        • “death sat there huge; how could we slip away?”
    • Stories of Poetry
      • Ballad
        • A song-like poem that tells a story
        • Four to six line stanzas
        • Regular rhythm and rhyme schemes
      • Refrain
        • A repeated line or group of lines
        • Similar to a chorus in a song