Poetry Notes

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Poetry Notes
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  1. the repetition of the beginning sounds of words
    Alliteration
  2. when a pieck of literature refers to another famous person, place, event or piece of literature
    allusion
  3. the repetitionof similar vowel sounds
    assonance
  4. a poem that tells a story similar to a folk tale or a legend and often has a repeataed refrain and is set to music
    ballard
  5. two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme and often have the same length and express a single, complete idea
    couplet
  6. a long, serious poem that tells a story of a heroic figure. (2 most famous are Illiad and Odyssey by Homer)
    Epic
  7. poetry that is mostly unrhymed and has no set meter, stanza arrangement, or line length
    free verse
  8. a Japanese poem composed of three unrehymed lines of five, seven and five syllables. Often deals with nature.
    Haiku
  9. an extreme exaggeration used for emphasis
    hyperbole
  10. a phrase that can't be translated literally because it actually means something quite different
    idiom
  11. language that emphsizes the five senses which helps the reader see, hear, fell, smell, and taste things described in the poem
    imagery
  12. a poem that expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet; it may resembel a song in form
    lyric
  13. a type of literature in which language, images, sound, and rhythm are combined to create an emotional effect. It is a compact form of writing that often, but not always, uses rhyme, meter, and figurative language. It rarely follows grammar rules and is not written as prose.
    poetry
  14. an implied comparison between two unlike things
    metaphor
  15. the arrangement of a line of poetry by the number of syllables
    meter
  16. a type of poetry that tells a story. Epics and ballads are typoes of narrative poetry.
    Narrative poetry
  17. use of words to imitate sounds
    onomatopoeia
  18. giving human characteristics to animals, things, or ideas
    personification
  19. a stanza or poem that has four lines
    quatrain
  20. a line or groupl of lines that is repeated throughout a poem
    refrain
  21. the repeated use of sounds, words, phrases, or lines. It is used to unify the poem or stress important items in the poem.
    repetition
  22. the pattern of rhyming in a poem.
    rhyme scheme
  23. a comparision of two unlike things using like or as
    simile
  24. a groupl of lines forming a unit in a poem
    stanza
  25. a single line of poetry or poetry in general
    verse

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