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1 Lines are to sentences as stanzas are to paragraphs

2  What is poetry?  How is poetry or verse different from prose?  Do you like poetry? Explain why or why not.

3 Figures of Speech or figurative language  Similes – compare unlike things using like or as  Her hair is like a golden waterfall.  Metaphors – compare unlike things without using like or as  She is the sun.

4 Personification – gives an object, idea, or animal human characteristics  The couch cried when the husky kid sat down.  Hyperbole – exaggeration or stretching the truth  I took a thousand hour nap.

5  See  Hear  Smell  Taste  Touch


7  Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.  For example – Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers  Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds.  Tomorrow I need to borrow a surcease from sorrow  Onomatopoeia – words that mimic the sound of the object or action it refers to.  hiss, buzz, bang, boom, roar  Internal Rhyme – rhyming within a line  See how they run – like pigs from a bun. End Rhyme – rhyming at the end of the line Roses are red Violets are blue I’m out of my head With thinking of you



10  Why do poets use figurative language in their poems?  Why do poets use sound devices in their poems?

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