Poetry Terms- Rhymes ; Speaker

Approximate/Slant Rhyme
Similar sounding words, but not exact

Couplet
Two successive lines of rhyming verse

End Rhyme
rhyme that occurs at the end of lines in verse

Feminine rhyme
Rhyming stressed syllables are followed by identical unstressed syllables EX. Slaughter & Daughter

Masculine rhyme
Rhyme with one stressed syllable EX. Care/Ware

Internal rhyme
rhyme occurs within a line of verse

Rhyme Scheme
pattern of end rhymes

Apostrophe
a figure of speech in which the speaker directly and often emotionally addresses a person who is dead or otherwise not physically present, an imaginary person or entity, something inhuman

Connotation
the emotional association(s) evoked by a word

Denotation
a word’s literal and primary meaning

Diction
word choice (formal vs. informal )

Dramatic monologue
a lyric poem where speaker addresses a silent listener, revealing self in context of situation

Dramatic situation
time, setting, events, characters involved

Imagery
language used to convey sensory experience & figures of speech used to express abstract ideas

Metonymy
figure of speech where one thing is represented by another that is commonly associated with it. Business executive=suit

Speaker
persona presenting poem (POV)

Synaestesia
association of two or more senses in same image (coals are red hot)

synedoche
part of something used to represent the whole or whole is used to represent a part – wheels=car

syntax
arrangement of words

Theme
subject of poem

Tone
attitude of the author toward the reader or subject

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