2 ProseDefinition: spoken or written language that is not cast in poetical measure or rhythmExample: Any poem that does not rhyme.
3 MemoirDefinition: An autobiographical account of a personal experience recalled from memory, usually written in an informal style; differs from autobiography in scope.Example: Six word memoirs
4 BiographyDefinition: An account of a person’s life written, composed, or produced by another person.Example:
5 AutobiographyDefinition: An account of a person’s life written, composed, or produced by that same person.Example:
6 StructureDefinition: The organizational pattern of a text; structure may be apparent in either content or form or both.Example: abba / abab / or repeition
7 PoetryDefinition: A genre of literature in which individual works are generally recognizable in terms of form and/or structure and figurative use of languageExample:
8 DictionDefinition: Precise word choice; selection of words for specific denotative, connotative, or figurative purposesExample: High Diction with teacher / Lower diction with friends
9 ImageryDefinition: Vivid or figurative language used to represent those things that can be perceived by the five senses: sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and texturesExample: The sun is red, red joy.
10 SymbolismDefinition: The practice of representing things or ideas by means of other objects or ideas; attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships.Example: American Flag / White Dove.
11 Figurative LanguageDefinition: Speech or writing that departs from literal meaning in order to achieve a special effect or meaning; speech or writing employing figures of speech such as similes or metaphors.Example:
12 Point of ViewDefinition: The vantage point from which an author tells a story.Example: 1st person / 2nd person / 3rd person limited / 3rd person Omniscient
13 Aesthetic EffectsThe reactions a reader has to the form, content, and or beauty of a work and that engender enjoyment or an emotional reaction in that reader.
14 AlliterationDefinition: The repetition of initial identical consonant sounds or any vowel sounds in successive or closely associated syllablesExamples: She sells sea-shells down by the sea-shore
15 Onomatopoeia Definition: Words whose sounds suggest their meaning. Example: Buzz / Clang / drip
16 Rhyme SchemeDefinition: The pattern in which rhyme sounds occur in a stanza or an entire poemExample: AABA / AABA / AABA
17 Slant RhymeDefinition: Off rhyme where the ending consonants rhyme but the initial sounds do notExample: sown/clown; after/brother
18 PersonificationDefinition: Giving non-human things (animals,ideas,objects) human like qualities.Example: The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky.
19 MetaphorDefinition: A figure of speech in which one thing is compared to anotherExample: A sea of troubles
20 SimileDefinition: A figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared using like or as.Example: My love is like a red rose
21 Hyperbole Definition: An exaggeration Example: I walked A MILLION miles to school
22 Fixed Form PoemsDefinition: Poems that conform to predetermined lines and stanzasExample: Haiku / Sonnet / Ballad
23 Free Form Poems Definition: Poems that do not follow any pattern Example: Any other poem that doesn’t have a specific rhyme pattern or structure
24 Narrative Poem Definition: Poems that tell a story Example: Tears on Santa’s Cheek
25 Lyric PoemDefinition: A poem, generally brief, that creates a single, unified impression, usually dealing with emotion.