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POETRY REVIEW TERMS Mood: The overall atmosphere or prevailing emotional feeling of a work Imagery: The use of concrete details that appeal to the five.

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3 REVIEW TERMS Mood: The overall atmosphere or prevailing emotional feeling of a work Imagery: The use of concrete details that appeal to the five senses Symbol: Something concrete (such as an object) that stands for something abstract (such as a concept or an idea) Theme: The main idea or underlying meaning of a literary work Tone: the writer’s attitude toward the subject of a literary work Style: the unique way a writer uses language Irony: when a writer means the opposite of what is said Ambiguity: uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language

4 The process of reading, understanding, and analyzing poetry

5 What is happening on the surface of a poem

6 The deeper, sometimes hidden, meaning of a poem

7 Factual, non-poetic language

8 Language that departs from literal meaning in order to achieve a special effect

9 A group or unit of lines in a poem

10 Repeated lines in a poem or song

11 The rhythm of poetry

12 The actual dictionary definition of a word

13 The emotional or figurative connections attached to a word

14 A writer’s choice of words

15 A writer’s right to bend/break the rules of writing in order to achieve a specific effect or purpose

16 The regular form of written language

17 A reference to a historical figure, place, or event

18 The teams competed in a David and Goliath struggle.

19 A direct comparison between two basically different things that is introduced by the words “like” or “as”

20 My love is like a red, red rose.

21 An implied comparison between two basically different things that is not introduced with the words “like” or “as”

22 His eyes were daggers that cut right through me.

23 A great exaggeration to emphasize strong feeling

24 My backpack weighs a ton.

25 Human characteristics given to non-human animals, objects, or ideas

26 The sun kissed the flowers.

27 A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem

28 “Twinkle twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.” (AABB)

29 Poetry without a regular pattern of meter (beat) or rhyme

30 The repetition of identical sounds at the ends of lines of poetry

31 “He clasps the crag with crooked hands Close to the sun in lonely lands” from “The Eagle” by Alfred Lord Tennyson

32 The repetition of identical sounds within a line of poetry

33 “We three shall flee across the sea to Italy.” OR “Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour.”

34 A slant rhyme or half rhyme occurs when the vowel sounds are not quite identical

35 “And on that cheek and o’er that brow” A mind at peace with all below”

36 A poem that tells a story

37 “Little Miss Moffat sat on a tuffet...”

38 The repeating of a sound, word, phrase, or more in a given literary work

39 “I sprang to the stirrup, and Jarvis, and he; I galloped, Derrick galloped, we galloped all three”

40 The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words

41 “Swiftly, swiftly flew the ship”

42 The repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant

43 “...that hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.”

44 The repetition of consonant sounds that are preceded by different vowel sounds

45 “Wherever we go Silence will fall like dews”

46 The use of words whose sounds suggest the sounds made by objects or activities

47 “Blind eyes could blaze like meteors” Other examples: buzz, hum, kiss Other examples: buzz, hum, kiss

48 SONNET A fourteen-line poem, that is divided into three quatrains (rhyming four-line stanzas) and a concluding couplet (pair of rhyming lines) Each quatrain makes a point or gives an example, and the couplet sums it all up.

49 A long lyric poem about a serious subject, written in a dignified style

50 A short poem that expresses a basic emotion


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