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Poetry Terms 3

alliterationthe repetition of the initial consonant
cinquaina five-line stanza with successive lines containing two, four, six, eight and two syllables
haikua Japenese poem consisting of 17 syllables arranged into 3 lines of 5-7-5 that expresses a single thought
hyperpolean exaggeration that goes beyond reality to emphasize a point
idioma phrase which means somethng different than what each of its words taken one-by-one means.
metaphora comparison of two unlike things stating that one thing is the other thing.
onomatopoeiause of words that sound like their meanings
personificationthings or animals are given human qualities
poetrya literary expression in which words are used in a concentrated blend of sound and imagery to create an emotional response
repetitiona device that poets use to emphasize a thought or idea
rhymeused in poetry beause it is pleasing to hear
similea comparison of two unlike things using the word like or as
stanzais the equivalent to a paragraph in normal prose
syllablesused in poetry to make the line have a rhythm that's easily remembered

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