Poetry Terms

Poetry Terms

Poetry Terms Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. ~Thomas Gray Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. ~Robert Frost Sound Devices Assonance: The repetition of vowel sounds at any place in a series of words Do you like blue?

We viewed the movie about mooing rookies at the school. Well he seemed so low that I couldnt say no Robert Service (The Cremation of Sam McGee, pg. 709) Sound Devices cont. Alliteration: The repetition of a sound at the beginning of a series of words Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers Rain races, ripping like wind. Its restless rage

rattles like rocks ripping through the air. A fly and a flea flew up in a flue. Said the fly to the flea, What shall we do? Lets fly, said the flea. Lets flee, said the fly. So they fluttered and flew up a flaw in the flue. Sound Devices cont. Consonance: The repetition of a consonant sound at any place in a series of words. I dropped the locket in the thick mud.

Eric liked the black book And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain. Edgar Allen Poe Sound Device cont. Onomatopoeia: The use of words whose sound makes one think of its meaning

Wham! Bonk! Ding-dong Cuckoo Tick-tock snap, crackle, pop Figurative Language Simile: A comparison of two nouns using the words like or as Metaphor: A comparison of two nouns saying that one thing is another

My love for you is like a red, red rose All the world is a stage Idiom: An expression that is like a saying. When its translated literally, it makes no sense Easy as pie Figurative Language cont. Hyperbole:

Extreme exaggeration The books weigh a ton. I could sleep for a year. I have a million things to do. Personification: When a non-living object has been given qualities of a person The wind whispered through the trees The moon danced on the water Oreo: Milks favorite cookie.

Figurative Language cont. A Symbol: a person, place, thing, or event that stands for itself and for something beyond itself as well. Examples: the American flag symbolizes freedom, liberty, and love for America. A wedding band symbolizes_______. A white flag symbolizes__________. Figurative Language cont.

Prominent Symbols in Literature The Four Seasons: Spring: birth, rebirth, new beginnings, new life, etc. Summer: the prime of life, youthful, energetic, growing Fall: the decline, the approach of death, getting old Winter: death, the end of life, something comes to an end Day: life, goodness, knowledge, honesty, happiness, energy, purity, positive, light,

understanding, clarity Night: death, evil, darkness, mystery, bad, the end, scary, uninformed, unknown Figurative Language cont. Prominent Symbols in Literature cont. The Cycle of Life: Dawn: new beginning, birth, rebirth Dusk: approach of the end, unknown

Paths/Roads: journey, lifes journey, choices, obstacles Bridges: movement form one place to another symbolically Water: gives and takes life, thought to be the source of first life, rebirth Earth: mother, life giving, fertility Gardens: fertility, life giving Rocks/Doors/Weather: obstacles, problems (could be good or bad) Rhyme End

Rhyme: Rhyme that appears at the end of two or more lines of poetry I would not, could not, in a box. I could not, would not, with a fox. I will not eat them with a mouse. I will not eat them in a house. I will not eat them here or there. I will not eat them anywhere. I do not eat green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-am. Rhyme Internal Rhyme: The rhyming of words within

one line of poetry Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping... Rhythm Repetition: The repeating of a word or phrase to add rhythm or to emphasize an idea

And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost, Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening The road was a ribbon of moonlight, over the purple moor, And the highwayman came riding- Ridingriding- The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door. Alfred Noyes, The Highwayman Form Stanza: A division in a poem named for the number of lines it contains, such as a couplet (2 lines), triplet (3 lines), quatrain (4 lines), and octave (8 lines)

This is as though the poem is broken up into paragraphs Gleaming in silver are the hills! Blazing in silver is the sea! And a silvery radiance spills Where the moon drives royally! James Stevens, Washed in Silver Form cont. Ballad

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