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Learning About Poetry
Characteristics of Poetry Figurative Language Sound Device
Figurative Language Metaphor Personification Similes Symbol
Metaphor Describes one thing as if it were something else. Example: The house was a pigsty this morning.
Personification Gives human qualities to something that is not human. Example: The daisy smiled at the shining sun.
Similes Use like or as to compare two apparently unlike things. Example: He stormed into the meeting like a tornado.
Symbols Anything that represents something else. Example: A dove is a common symbol for peace.
Sound Devices Alliteration Repetition Assonance Consonance Onomatopoeia Rhyme Meter
Alliteration The repetition of consonant sounds in the beginning of words. Example: Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore.
Repetition The use of any element of language—a sound, word, phrase, clause, or sentence—more than once.
Assonance The repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in stressed syllables. Example: Blade Maze
Consonance The repetition of similar consonant sounds at the ends of accented syllables. Example: Wind, Sand
The use of words that imitate sounds. Example: crash, bang, hiss
Rhyme The repetition of sounds at the ends of words. Example: Speech and Teach
Meter The rhythmical pattern in a poem.
Forms of Poetry Narrative Haiku Free Verse Lyric Ballads Concrete Limericks Rhyming Couplets
Narrative Poetry that tells a story in verse. Narrative poems often have elements similar to those in short stories, such as plot and characters.
Haiku Three-line Japanese verse form. The first and third lines each have five syllables and the second line has seven.
Free Verse Poetry that is defined by its lack of strict structure. It has no regular meter, rhyme, fixed length, or specific stanza pattern.
Lyric Poetry that expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often in highly musical verse.
Ballads Songlike poems that tell a story, often dealing with adventure and romance.
Concrete Poems that are shaped to look like their subjects. The poet arranges the line to create a picture on the page.
Limericks Humorous, rhyming, five-line poems with a specific rhythm pattern and rhyme scheme.
Rhyming couplets Pairs of rhyming lines, usually of the same meter and length.
Elements of Poetry.
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Mrs. Spencer Language Arts
Heart, Mind, and Soul: The Voice of Poetry © 2007, TESCCC.
Key Academic Vocabulary
P OETRY *Structure and form *Poetic Devices *Imagery and figurative language.
Poetry notes – English II
Literary Terms Jeopardy
Poetry --type of literature that uses the sounds, rhythms, and meanings of words to describe the world.
Poetry Unit Vocabulary
When I say figuratively and not literally! “I think I just dodged a bullet!” Figurative Language is usually used in poetry.
POETRY TERMS PLEASE TAKE NOTES AS YOU FOLLOW ALONG.
Poetry Terms. Elements of Poetry Figurative language: language that is used imaginatively, rather than literally, to express ideas or feelings in new.
Poetry Notes Are you afraid you missed something from the notes you took in class on Thursday? Look through your notes while you go over this slideshow.
What would you like to learn about poetry?
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Poetry Review. 0 The use of any elements of language more than once.
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