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Lines are to sentences as stanzas are to paragraphs
What is poetry? How is poetry or verse different from prose? Do you like poetry? Explain why or why not.
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.
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.
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