Poetry Vocabulary - ohio.k12.ky.us

Poetry Vocabulary - ohio.k12.ky.us

The repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close together. Example: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. How many pickled peppers

did Peter Piper pick? The repetition of vowel sounds in words that are close together. Example: And

so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride. Edgar Allen Poe, from "Annabel Lee" Rhymes at the ends of lines. Example: I have to speak-I must-I should-I ought...

Id tell you how I love you if I thought the world would end tomorrow afternoon. But short of that...well, it might be too soon. An expressive use of language. Example:

Simile Metaphor Language that appeals to the seven senses. Example:

Mrs. Flowers An imaginative comparison between two unlike things in which one thing is said to be another thing. Not a simile: metaphors do not use the words

like and as Example: Jonny has a heart of stone. A comparison between two unlike things, using a word such as like, as, than, or resembles

Example: Her face was as round as a pumpkin. The wind is roaring like a banshee. A poem that tells a story. Not an epic: Epics have superhuman or

extraordinary happenings, narratives do not. Example: Paul Reveres Ride A lyric poem, rhymed or unrhymed, on a serious subject. These are

typically addressed to one person/thing. Example: Ode to Thanks Using words whose sounds suggest their meaning.

Example: Buzz Rustle Thud Whack Repeating a word, phrase, line, or

stanza multiple times within the poem. Example: "Pete and Repeat were on the fence, Pete fell off, and who was left? " Repeat.... Another good example of repetition is "Pete and Repeat were on the fence, Pete fell off, and who was left? " Repeat

The pattern of end rhymes in a poem. You can identify this by using different letters of the alphabet for each rhyme. Example: A gentleman dining at Crewe, (a) Found quite a large mouse in his stew (a) Said the waiter, Dont shout, (b)

And wave it about, (b) Or the rest will be wanting one too! (a) The Rhyme scheme of this limerick is aabba. The repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following

them in words that are close together in a poem. A musical quality produced by the repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables or by the repetition of other certain sound patterns. Example: The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen of their spears was like stars

on the sea, When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee. -Lord Byron, from The Destruction of Sennacherib The voice talking to us in a poem. The voice is NOT always

the poet. A group of consecutive lines in a poem that form a single unit. It is comparable to a paragraph in an essay.

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