Poetry Interactive Notes

Form
The appearance of the words on the page.

Line
Group of words arranged together.

Stanza
a group of lines arranged together

Rhythem
the beat created by the sounds of the words in a poem

End Rhyme
a word at the end of none line rhymes with on word at the end of another line

Internal Rhyme
a word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line

Rhyme Scene
A Rhyme scheme is a pattern of a rhyme (usually end rhyme)

meter
a patter of stressed and unstressed syllables

Free verse
Does not have any repeating patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables and does not have rhyme

onomatopoeia
words that imitate the sound they are naming

alliteration
consonant sounds repeated at the beginning of words

concence
similar to alliteration EXCEPT …the repeated consonant sounds can be anywhere in the words

assonance
repeated vowel sounds in a line or lines pf poetry

refrain
a sound, word, phrase or line repeated regularly in a poem

narrative poem
a poem that tells a story

lyric poem
expresses an emotion/ idea or describes a scene

Haiku
a Japanese poem written in three lines with 5, 7, 5 syllable structure

concrete poem
the words are arranged to create a picture that relates to the content of the poem

ballad
a narrative, rhyming poem or song; characterized by short stanzas and simple words, usually telling heroic and or tragic story. v

limericks
funny 5 line poem, lines 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 rhyme aabba

simile
figure of speech of comparing things. ex: “she is as beautiful as a sunrise”

metaphor
ex: “all the world’s a stage, and we are merely players”

hyperbole
exaggeration ex: “I’m going to DIE of embarrassment”

personification
a thing/ animal given human-like qualities or an object given life-like qualities ex: “the flowers danced in the breeze”

symbolism
when a person, place, thing, or event that has a meaning in itself also represents, or stands for, something else

allusion
is a reference to something famous

imagery
language that appeals to the senses

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