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Another powerpoint created to print as 6 handouts per page, laminate, cut out and place in a ziplock bag to use as a center! Students enjoy matching the poetry term to it's correct definition...especially if you make it a Race! :-)

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  1. 1. The repetition of beginning consonant sounds. Ex. W aves w ant to be w heels,
  2. 2. The repetition of vowel sounds in words like r ai n, m a kes, p a vement, and w a vy.
  3. 3. The rhyming of words at the ends of two or more lines of poetry.
  4. 4. A comparison in which something that is not human is described with human qualities. Ex. The sunflowers smiled at us.
  5. 5. A comparison without using the word like or as . Ex. The full moon is a shiny balloon.
  6. 6. The use of words that sound like the noise they name, as in buzz , thump , and snap .
  7. 7. The repeating of a word or phrase to add rhythm or emphasis. Ex. The wind hissed, hissed down the alley.
  8. 8. The pattern of sounds and beats that helps poetry flow from one idea to the next.
  9. 9. A comparison using the words like or as. Ex. Granny’s house looks like a dollhouse.
  10. 10. A two – line verse for that usually rhymes and expresses one thought.
  11. 11. Written in a four-line stanza. Tells a story. Often the second and fourth lines rhyme. We miners long ago did find The skull rock on the lake . The silver lay in open veins, All shining for the take .
  12. 12. A three-line poem about nature. The first line is five syllables; the second, seven; and the third, five. Sun shines on sidewalks, Weeds grow sideways in small cracks, Ants take treasures home.
  13. 13. A funny verse in five lines. Lines one, two, and five rhyme, as do lines three and four. Lines one, two, and five have three stressed syllables; lines three and four have two stressed syllables.
  14. 14. An everyday saying that doesn’t exactly mean what the words say. Ex. My brain was cooking.
  15. 15. Going beyond the truth. Describing something as larger or wildly different than it actually is. Ex. Beetles must use polish, they look so new and shiny.
  16. 16. What is this an example of? Easy as Pie
  17. 17. Descriptive language that appeal to your five senses. These help you to picture things and imagine how things sound, smell, taste, and feel. Ex. Slimy face and oily hair.
  18. 18. What is this an example of? Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.
  19. 19. What poetry technique is this an example of? Hanging in there
  20. 20. Groups of lines in poetry that usually develop one idea are called what?
  21. 21. The attitude a writer takes toward the audience or subject.
  22. 22. The pattern of rhymes in a poem.
  23. 23. What is this an example of? The trees are like the hair of the world.
  24. 24. What is this an example of? Benches have only snow on their laps.
  25. 25. The feeling that a poem or story creates in the reader. Can be scary, happy, or serious.
  26. 26. What is this an example of? My stepmom shouted loud as a train.
  27. 27. What are these examples of? Crash, zang, baroom, whew!, bash.
  28. 28. What type of poem is this an example of? Back and forth the dancer whirled, A butterfly with sings unfurled.
  29. 29. What is this an example of? The sun pushed the cracked brick wall into the dark.
  30. 30. What type of poem am I? There once was a chef named Maurice Who always used way to much grease. His chicken was fine; His fries were divine, But his dinners could make me obese.