Poetic Terms

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Poetic Terms
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  1. The way lines and words are laid out on the page.
    Form
  2. A grouped set of lines within a poem.
    Stanza
  3. The one who talks to the reader. The speaker's attitude can be the key to understanding a poem's meaning.
    Speaker
  4. Uses creative comparisons to help readers picture ordinary items in new ways. Types include simile, metaphor, and idioms.
    Figurative language
  5. Comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as". Example: He fights like a lion.
    Simile
  6. Comparison of two unlike things not using "like" or "as". Example: All the world's a stage.
    Metaphor
  7. Giving human qualities to animals or objects: Example: The thunder grumbled like an old man.
    Personification
  8. Repeating the same letter or sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Example: Alice's aunt ate apples.
    Alliteration
  9. Repeating a sound, syllable, word, phrase, line, stanza, or metrical pattern is a basic unifying device in all poetry.
    Repetition
  10. Pattern of words that contain similar sounds.
    Rhyme
  11. A pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables.
    “Rhythm” is a sound pattern (a beat) using one or more kinds of meter.
    “Meter” refers to the number of “feet” of a specific kind in a line of poetry.
    A “Foot” is the measurement for one unit of poetry (usually two- three
    syllables).
    • Rhythm
    • Rhythm, meter, foot
  12. Name given to the elements in a poem that spark off the senses.
    Example:
    The winter evening settles down
    With smell of steaks in passageways.
    Imagery
  13. A poem that doesn't follow any rules. It doesn't use regular meter patterns, rhymes, or patterns.
    Free verse
  14. Words that imitate natural sounds. Example: buzz.
    Onomatopoeia
  15. Gives a poem a musical quality, creates mood and emphasizes important ideas or words.
    Sound
  16. Poems that follow a consistent framework based on features such as line length, syllable count, rhyme pattern, rhythm, meter or a combination of these. Opposite of free verse.
    Structured/traditional.

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