English Poetry terms

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English Poetry terms
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  1. language that appeals to our senses
    Imagery
  2. poetry that expresses a speaker's emotions or thoughts and does not tell a story
    lyric poem
  3. poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
    free verse
  4. Japenese poetic form; five unrhymed lines and 31 syallables
    Tanka
  5. 14 line lyric poem, usually written in iambic perimeter
    Sonnet
  6. ballad or song-like poem that tells a story
    Ballad
  7. lines or words that are repeated at regular intervals
    Refrain
  8. composed by unknown singers and passed on orally for generations before being written down
    folk
  9. imitate folk ballads
    literary
  10. a long traditional lyric poem that considers a serious subject and that is written in dignified style
    ode
  11. poem of mourning
    elegy
  12. figure of speech that makes a comparison between two seemingly unlike things by using a connective word such as the words as, like, than, or resembles.
    simile
  13. images imply a comparison
    implied metaphor
  14. a generally regular pattern of stresed and unstressed syallables
    meter
  15. analyzing the metrical pattern of a poem
    scanning
  16. usually consists of one stressed syallable and one or more unstressed syallables
    feet
  17. an unstressed syallable followed by a stressed syallable
    lamb
  18. a stressed syallable followed by an unstressed syallable
    trochee
  19. two unstressed syallable followed by one stressed syallable
    anapest
  20. one stressed syallable followed by two unstressed syallables
    dactyl
  21. two stressed syallables
    spondee
  22. repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following them in words that are close together in a poem
    rhyme
  23. rhyme that occurs at the end of lines
    End rhyme
  24. rhymes that occur withing lines
    Internal rhyme
  25. differing consonant sounds are followed by identical stressed vowel sounds, and the following sounds, if any, are identical
    Exact Rhyme
  26. words that sound similar but do not rhyme exactly
    Approximate rhyme
  27. repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consanant sounds in words that are close together
    Assonance
  28. use of word whose sounds imitates or suggests it's meaning
    Onomatopoeia
  29. reference to a statement, a person, a place, an event, or a thing that is known from literature, history,religion,myth, politics, sports, science, or the arts
    Allusion
  30. the voice that is talking to us in a poem
    Speaker
  31. the attitude a writer takes toward a subject, a character, or the reader
    Tone
  32. looks like an ordinary prose passage, yet it uses elements of poetry (especially powerful imagery and figurative language)
    Prose Poem
  33. the central idea or insight about human life revealed by a work of literature
    Theme
  34. expression peculiar to a particular language that means something different from the literal meaning of the words
    Idioms

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