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Acrostic poetry
In an acrostic poem the letters of a subject are written down (vertically) to form the word choice. Next to each letter the poetic statement is written horizontally to express the subject in innovative ways.
When the beginning of words start with the same consonant or vowel sounds in stressed syllables- and words are close together. The effect is called alliteration.
An unrythmed form of poetry invented by Adelaid Crapsey whose topics were delicate and sad! The original cinquain (sin-cane) had set a number of 5 lines and a syllabic pattern of 2.
Diamante is the italian word for diamond. This poetic form, created by the poet Iris Tiedt, take the form of a diamond when it is completed.
Edward Lear (1812-1888) wielded a masterful hand with this form and this form was given creditfor popularizing it. Lymricks make fun of everything and everybody. the lilt of a Lymrick is captivating and helps the listener catch on. this form is a 5 line poem written in anapestic rhythem (a metrical foot composed of 2 short syllables followed by one long one). Lines 1 2 and 5 contain 3 beats which rhyme aa, bb, a. Lines 3 + 4 contain 2 beats that rhyme.
A metaphor is a figure of speech. The word describes language that is used to compare dissimilar objects that are alike in some way. A metaphor deals with two items in a way that makes a statement vivid and strong. The words like, as, than, similar to, resembles are not used.
The Haiku is a Japanise verse in three lines. Line one has 5 syllables. Line 2 has 7 syllables and line 3 has 5 syllables. The 17 syllables are a compressed form which is a composition in praise of nature. Many original books of Haiku verse in Japanese are illustraded gracefully in pen and ink sketches which capture the essence of a simple moment in nature.
When a word is used which demonstrates a sound, it is called onomatopoeia.
Personification is a figure of speech. This strategy is used to give objects, things or animals human characeristics which we recognize in ourselves.
A simile is a figure of speech which resembles a metaphor but uses the comparative words: like, as, than, similar to. When a simile is used, the linking to something else is clear.