English Poetry terminology
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words and phrases used specifically to help the reader to imagine each of the senses of smell, touch, sight, hearing, and taste
Like a simile, a metaphor points out the resemblance between two unlike things. Does not use like or as.
Compares two unlike things using a word such as "like" or "as" to suggest similarites.
Gives human qualities to something nonhuman.
When one thing stands for/symbolizes another.
Sounds used in writing.
Ex. crack, boom, etc.
the repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning of words.
repetition of vowel sounds
the repetition of phrases or sentences that are similar in meaning or structure.
The Petrarchan Sonnet
A fourteen line poem. It consists of two parts. The first part is eight lines long, with a rhyme scheme of abbaabba. The second, six line part usually has a cdecde rhyme scheme.
The Shakespearean Sonnet
10 syllables with a stress on every other syllable. The rhyme scheme is abab cdcd efef gg.
No fixed rhythm, rhyme scheme, or length in a poem
shows the mood of the poem.
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