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Poetry Lit Terms 5

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poetryA kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery
speakerthe narrator of a poem; not to be confused with the poet
imagerylanguage that appeals to the senses
figure of speechA word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of another (ex: similes and metaphors)
simileA comparison between two unlike things using like, than, or as
metaphora comparison between two unlike things that does not use a comparative word
personificationa metaphor in which a nonhuman thing is talked about as if it were human
rhythma musical quality produced by repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables
metera rhythm pattern
rhymeThe repetition of accented sounds close together in a poem
end rhymerhyming words found at the end of different poetic lines
internal rhymerhyming words found within the same poetic line
rhyme schemeThe pattern of end rhymes found in a poem
slant (approximate) rhymeTwo words that are alike in sound but that don't rhyme exactly
alliterationThe repetition of the same consonant sounds close together in a poem
assonanceThe repetition of the same vowel sounds close together in a poem
onomatopoeiaThe use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning
blank versepoetry written with a definite rhythm pattern but no rhyme pattern
free versepoetry that has no meter (rhythm pattern) and no rhyme pattern
narrative poemA poem that tells a story
simile"He is as strong as an ox" is an example of which term?
metaphor"She is my sunshine" is an example of which term?
internal rhyme"I'm having a time thinking of a rhyme" is an example of which rhyming pattern?
alliteration"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers" is an example of which term?
onomatopoeiaSnap, crackle and pop are examples of which term?
personification"The tree cradled the nest in its arms" is an example of which literary term?

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