Poetry Terms – Figurative Language

Figurative Language
words that mean something different than they seem to mean.

Simile
a comparison between two things that always ueses like or as.

Metaphor
a direct comparison between two things that dose not use like or as.

Personification
giving human traits or actions to a non-human thing.

Hyperbole
an exaggeration to communicate something to the reader.

Onomatopoeia
words that sound like noises.

Alliteration
repeating the same consonant sound atbthe start of the words next to or near each other

Imagery
when writers use words that put a clear picture or image in the readers mind.

Repetition
repeating th same words or ideas over and over again

Mood
the feeling you get from the poem

Tone
the author’S attiude toward the topic he or she is writing about

Stanza
a section of a poem

Rhyme
when words have the same sound

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