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onomatopoeia
The formation of words that sound like or suggest the objects or actions being named
poetry
A type of literature in which language, images, sound, and rhythm are combined to create an emotional effect.
lyric
A verse or poem that can be sung.
verse
One section or stanza of a poem or song
alliteration
When the same beginning consonant sound is used in two or more words that are close together.
theme
The main idea of a story, poem, novel, or play.
meter
A poetic foot is a group of two or three syllables with an accent on one of the syllables. When several feet are put together, this pattern is called a meter
prose
Any writing that is NOT poetry
refrain
a line or lines repeated regularly, usually in a poem or song.
Sonnet
It is a fourteen (14) line poem.
metaphor
The comparison between two unrelated nouns
iambic meter
This meter has a poetic foot consisting of two syllables with the accent on the second syllable. Iambic meter is marked with a short mark over the first syllable and a long mark over the second syllable.
narrative poetry
A narrative poem tells a story. Some narrative poems are quite long and cover a lengthy period of history; others are quite short and concise and may tell of a person's lifetime in a few stanzas.
personification
The assigning of human traits to things, colors, qualitites, and ideas.
rhyme
The likeness of sounds in words. Most rhyme is found at the end of a line of poetry.
simile
The comparison between two unlike nouns using LIKE or AS to bridge the connection.
hyperbole
A form of speech that could be described as "extravagant exaggeration". I have a ton of homework!
limerick
A short, usually humorous poem consisting of five lines with a regular rhythm pattern and a rhyme scheme of "aabba".
imagery
Writing so that the reader can see the images the author is creating with words.
ballad
A story song; may contain many refrains song as a chorus. A ballad is a type of narrative poetry.
lyric poetry
Poems that express thoughts or emotions about a subject.
free verse
Poetry that has no fixed pattern of meter, line length, or stanza arragement. The lines may have a rhyme-scheme.
Haiku
A Japanese form of poetry that has three lines and seventeen syllables. The first and the third lines have five syllables each and the second (middle) line has seven syllables. The poems usually deal within the present and are usually about things in nature.
stanza
A group of lines that makes up a division of a poem.