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alliteration
Repitition of consonant sounds; example: Lauren licks lollipops
free verse
doesn't have a regular pattern
imagery
language appealing to the senses
internal rhyme
rhyme occuring within a line of poetry
rhythm
refers to the rise and fall of our voices as we use language
meter
regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
scanning
marking of unstressed and stressed syllables in a poem
rhyme
repitition of vowel sounds
end rhyme
rhyme occuring at the end of a line
sight rhyme
words appear to rhyme, but dont; ex: cough/tough
slant rhyme
almost rhymes, but not excatly ex: leave/live, broken/lonesome
rhyme scheme
pattern of rhymes ex: abbaccdc
limerick
a humorous five lined poem that has a regular meter aabba
onomatopeia
words that sound like their meaning; ex: snap crackle pop!
lyric poetry
a song like poem that expresses the speakers feelings
narrative poetry
poem that tells a story
mood
the overall emotion created by a work of literature; ex: sad, happy, scary, romantic
tone
the attitude that a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character
personification
where an un-human thing takes on human qualities. ex: wind runs, dog talks
climax
high point in action
parody
a take on something; ex: Simpson's "The Raven"
stanza
a group of lines in a poem, like a paragraph
simile
a comparison using like or as
metaphor
a comparison not using like or as
"Jabberwocky"
Lewis Carroll
"The Runaway"
Robert Frost
"I'm Nobody"
Emily Dickinson
"Madam and the Rent Man"
Langston Hughes
"Annabell Lee"
Edgar Allan Poe
About Emily Dickinson
1) Became a recluse
2) Wanted to be a nobody
About Poe
1) Went through many people close to him dying of TB