2nd Grade Poetry Terms

Poem
A passage that contains artistic, vivid language, and is often imaginative.
Poem

Poet
A person who writes poems.
Poet

Rhyme
Matching ending sounds in words or sometimes lines of poetry.
Rhyme

Stanza
A group of lines in a poem.
Stanza

Tone
How the author feels when writing the poem.
Tone

Mood
How the poem makes the reader feel.
Mood

Metaphor
A comparison without using the words “like” or “as”
Metaphor

Simile
A comparison using the words “like” or “as”
Simile

Personification
A comparison in which something that is NOT human is described with human characteristics.
Personification

Onomatopoeia
Words whose sounds make you think of their meanings.
Onomatopoeia

Alliteration
The repetition of beginning sounds (jingle, jangle, jamboree)
Alliteration

Repetition
Using the same term or phrase multiple times.
Repetition

Figurative Language
A special way of writing (or talking) to create interest, usually uses comparisons.
Figurative Language

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