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1 A little bit about poetry…
7th Grade Notes

2 Alliteration The repetition of a sound at the beginning of a word, for example: “A little alliteration lets the lesson linger longer”

3 Rhyme Repetition of ending sounds is called rhyme. Rhyme may be found within the same line of poetry or at the end of lines.

4 Simile & Metaphor A simile is a comparison of two things using the word like or as. A metaphor is a comparison of two unlike things without using clue words such as like or as. Here’s a jingle to help you!!

5 Simile and Metaphor Jingle
“A simile is like a song it’s easy to remember; a metaphor makes soft white snow sifted sugar in December.”

6 Personification Giving human like traits to a NON-human object. For example, the wind might be described as a person banging on a window.

7 Symbolism The use of an object, person, place, or even event that stands for something else.

8 Theme The message of a poem. The theme is what the writer wants to get across to you, as the reader.

9 Imagery Words that appeal to the five senses: taste, touch, smell, see, and hear. These words are used to “paint a picture” in your mind.

10 Couplet A couplet is a pair of lines that has end rhyme (the end of the line of poetry rhymes) Example: Jane was sad he had gone, But she knew his spirit would live on.

11 Stanza A stanza is a group of lines in a poem. Stanzas are generally separated by a double space.

12 Narrative Poetry A narrative poem tells a story, just like a short story. It has an introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, and a conclusion. It also will have characters. Example: “The Highwayman”

13 REMEMBER! Poem titles require QUOTATION marks, so make sure to use them when you are answering questions on your homework, study guide, etc 

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