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rhymes
sound of the stressed syllable and any unstressed syllables that follow
refrain
a line or group of lines repeated at regular intervals
slang
informal language that includes invented words and familiar words that have been given new meaning
denotation
dictionary meaning
setting
place and time
characters
people in the poem
context
words, phrases, and sentences surrounding a word--to understand which meaning the writer intends the word to have
EX: bow, bow
read, read
free verse
does not have a regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
onomatopoeia
the use of words with sounds that echo their sense
EX: crash, buzz, bang, boom, hiss
end rhymes
rhymes at the end of lines
internal rhymes
rhymes contained within one line
irony
occurs when there is a difference between what we expect to happen and what actually happens
imagery
language that appeals to the senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell)
A visual image helps you to see a picture in your head.
metaphor
a figure of speech that suggests a likeness
EX: "the blanket of snow"
simile
compares one thing to another, dissimilar thing by using a word such as "like" or "as"
EX: right as rain
tone
poet's attitude
theme
message
rhyme scheme
patterns of rhyming sounds
conflict
a struggle between opposing forces
alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close together
meter
a regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
rhythm
The rise and fall of voices as some sounds are stressed more strongly than others.
narrative
poems that are written to tell a story
stanza
a group of consecutive lines in a poem that form a single unit
dialect
a way of speaking characteristic of a particular region or of a particular group of people
connotation
a meaning, association, or emotion that a word suggests
imagery
language that appeals to the senses
rhyme scheme
the pattern of end-rhymes in a poem
refrain
a line or group of lines repeated at regular intervals
free verse
a poem without regular patterns of rhyme or rhythm
irony
a contrast between what appears to be true and what is really true
personification
giving human qualities to non-human things
lyric
expressing direct, usually intense personal emotion especially in a manner suggestive of song
mood
the feeling the poetry expresses
inverted words
word order that is changed around to meet the demands of rhyme and rhythm