Poetry Terms

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  1. A Single line of poetry
  2. The communication of thought and feeling through the careful arrangement of words for their sound, rhythm, and connotation as well as their sense
  3. The smallest division of a poem having a pattern of rhyming lines which is repeated in another stanza
  4. a devise used to lend a songlike quality to poetic verses and to emphasize certain words and ideas. End rhyme and rhyme scheme are examples of the use of this devise.
  5. any pattern of rhymes in a stanza which is conventional pattern or which is repeated in another stanza. Lower case letters are assigned to the end rhyme of each line of poetry to describe the pattern. The rhyme scheme of a stanza of poetry could be abbcb.
    rhyme scheme
  6. The rhyming (matching of similar sounds) at the end of lines of verse
    end rhyme
  7. syllables arranged so that the reader expects a similar series to follow
  8. any regular pattern of rhythm
  9. poetry written with a rhythm and other poetic devices, but without meter or a regular rhyme scheme. Its rhythm sounds more like the natural rhythms of normal conversation. Every line of a free verse poem may have a different pattern of beats.
    free verse
  10. writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally. Common figures of speech include metaphore, simile, and perso ification.
    figurative speech
  11. a figure of speech that compares two unlike objects without the use of like or as or similar terms.
  12. a figure of speech that uses like or as or similar terms to make a direct comparison between two unlike ideas
  13. in both cases, the comparison is developed at length and continues through a series of lines or stanzas, sometimes throughout the entire poem
    extended metaphore and extended simile
  14. a figure of speech that attributes human feelings or characteristics to inanimate objects.
  15. the use of vivid, concrete, sensory details to create a picture in the reader's mind.
  16. Who wrote In the Blood?
    Pat Mora
  17. Who wrote Teenagers?
    Pat Mora
  18. Who wrote Stars?
    Sara Teasdale
  19. Who wrote Knoxville Tennessee?
    Nikki Giovanni
  20. What are haiku poems usually about?
    nature or a season of the year
  21. Are haiku's rhymed or unrhymed?
  22. What is the syllable pattern for a haiku?
    5, 7, 5
  23. Who wrote windy nights?
    Robert Louis Stevenson
  24. Who wrote The Hayloft?
    Robert Louis Stevenson
  25. Who wrote Fog?
    Carl Sandburg
  26. Who wrote The Moon?
    Emily Dickinson
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