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2 Learning About Poetry

3 Characteristics of Poetry  Figurative Language  Sound Device

4 Figurative Language  Metaphor  Personification  Similes  Symbol

5 Metaphor Describes one thing as if it were something else. Example: The house was a pigsty this morning.

6 Personification Gives human qualities to something that is not human. Example: The daisy smiled at the shining sun.

7 Similes Use like or as to compare two apparently unlike things. Example: He stormed into the meeting like a tornado.

8 Symbols Anything that represents something else. Example: A dove is a common symbol for peace.

9 Sound Devices  Alliteration  Repetition  Assonance  Consonance  Onomatopoeia  Rhyme  Meter

10 Alliteration The repetition of consonant sounds in the beginning of words. Example: Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore.

11 Repetition The use of any element of language—a sound, word, phrase, clause, or sentence—more than once.

12 Assonance The repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in stressed syllables. Example: Blade Maze

13 Consonance The repetition of similar consonant sounds at the ends of accented syllables. Example: Wind, Sand

14 The use of words that imitate sounds. Example: crash, bang, hiss

15 Rhyme The repetition of sounds at the ends of words. Example: Speech and Teach

16 Meter The rhythmical pattern in a poem.

17 Forms of Poetry  Narrative  Haiku  Free Verse  Lyric  Ballads  Concrete  Limericks  Rhyming Couplets

18 Narrative Poetry that tells a story in verse. Narrative poems often have elements similar to those in short stories, such as plot and characters.

19 Haiku Three-line Japanese verse form. The first and third lines each have five syllables and the second line has seven.

20 Free Verse Poetry that is defined by its lack of strict structure. It has no regular meter, rhyme, fixed length, or specific stanza pattern.

21 Lyric Poetry that expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often in highly musical verse.

22 Ballads Songlike poems that tell a story, often dealing with adventure and romance.

23 Concrete Poems that are shaped to look like their subjects. The poet arranges the line to create a picture on the page.

24 Limericks Humorous, rhyming, five-line poems with a specific rhythm pattern and rhyme scheme.

25 Rhyming couplets Pairs of rhyming lines, usually of the same meter and length.

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