General Poetry Vocabulary

  1. how a poem looks on a page
    form
  2. the poet's attitude toward his/her subject
    tone
  3. words and phrases that present ordinary things in new and unusual ways
    sensory language
  4. comparing two things using "like" or "as"
    simile
  5. repetition of beginning consonant sounds in words like dance, dare, & drop
    alliteration
  6. repetition of vowel sounds in words like rain, makes, pavement and wavy
    assonance
  7. what poems are made up of instead of sentences
    lines
  8. a group of lines in a poem
    stanza
  9. the voice of the poem or the person who seems to be saying the words
    speaker
  10. expresses meaning and emotion; comes from using rhyme, rhythm, and repetition
    sound
  11. The use of sounds, words, phrases, or whole lines more than once
    repetition
  12. the rhyming of words at the ends of two or more lines of poetry
    rhyme
  13. comparing two things WITHOUT using the words "like" or "as"
    metaphor
  14. the pattern of sounds and beats that helps poetry flow from one idea to the next
    rhythm
  15. words whose sound suggest their meaning r noise they name
    onomatopoeia
  16. giving an animal, object, or idea human qualities
    personification
  17. an obvious exaggeration
    hyperbole
  18. tells a story
    ballad
  19. two-line verse form that usually rhymes and expresses one thought
    couplet
  20. five lines long with a certain number of syllables
    cinquain
  21. does not include patterned rhyme or rhythm
    free verse
  22. a funny verse in five lines that has a specific rhyming pattern
    limerick
  23. a three-lined poem about nature that has a specific syllable pattern (five, seven, five syllable pattern)
    haiku
  24. song-like poem that uses sensory details
    lyric
  25. a four-line stanza with a specific rhyming pattern
    quatrain
  26. uses a part of the alphabet to create a name list
    alphabet
  27. answers WHO? What? Where? When? Why?
    5 W's
  28. tells the meaning of a word or idea creatively
    definition
  29. takes on a special shape that expresses the poem's meaning or feeling
    concrete
  30. uses the letters of a name or a word to begin each line in the poem
    name
  31. Example:
    His feet were as big as boats
    simile
  32. Example:
    Her hair is silk
    metaphor
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General Poetry Vocabulary
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