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Poetry

Poetry

Vocabulary

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Alliteration:

Alliteration:

Repetition of initial consonant sounds

Allusion:

A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art

Ballad:

A song-like poem that tells a story

Blank Verse:

Poetry written in unrhymed, ten-syllable lines

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Concrete Poem:

Concrete Poem:

A poem with a shape that suggests its subject

Figurative Language:

Writing that is not meant to be taken literally

Free Verse:

Poetry not written in a regular rhythical pattern or meter

Haiku:

A three-lined Japanese verse

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Image:

Image:

A word or phrase that appeals to one or more of the five senses

Lyric Poem:

Highly musical verse that expresses the observations and feelings of a single speaker

Metaphor:

A figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else

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Mood:

Mood:

The feeling created in the reader by a literary work

Narrative Poem:

A story told in verse

Onomatopoeia:

The use of words that imitate sounds

Personification:

A type of figurative language in which a non-human subject is given human characteristics

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Refrain:

Refrain:

A regularly repeated line or group of lines in a poem

Repetition:

The use, more than once, of any element of language

Rhyme:

Repetition of sounds at the end of words

Rhyme Scheme:

A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem

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Rhyth:

Rhyth:

Pattern of beats or stresses in spoken or written language

Simile:

A figure of speech that uses like or as to make a direct comparison between two unlike ideas

Stanza:

A formal division of lines in a poem considered as a unit

My love is like a red rose.

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Poetry

Poetry

Humor & Poetry

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Humor

Humor

Humor in poetry can arise from a number of sources:

Surprise

Exaggeration

Bringing together of unrelated things

Most funny poems have two things in common:

Rhyth

Rhyme

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Rhyth & Rhyme

Rhyth & Rhyme

Using more spirited language makes humorous situations even more humorous

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