a small poem that displays the thoughts and feelings of the poet.
a traditional poem that tells a historic story or a popular belief; often deals with heroes, the supernatural, or ancestors
a patterned flow of sound
descriptive term used to characterize a person or a thing
Word or group of words which appeal to one or more of the senses: sight, taste, touch, hearing, and smell.
Uses words to suggest the comparison such as love “bursts into bloom.” It does not directly state the comparison.
a story poem that often celebrates a hero or legend (Odysseus or Hercules)
words that are pronounced to imitate their sounds (buzz, fizz, click, zoom, chirp).
Stands for itself and for something beyond itself as well. (The bald eagle symbolizes the United States.)
The repetition of the same consonant sounds in a line of poetry. (seven silver swans swam”)
The similarity of ending sounds existing in lines of poetry. Internal: rhyme within the line of poetry. End: rhyme at the end of a line of poetry.
the repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds, especially in stressed syllables
providing human characteristics to a lifeless object. (“This poetry gets bored of being alone, it wants to go outdoors to chew on the winds.” “Living Poetry” by Hugo Margenat