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ALL IMPORTANT POETRY PACKET

Terms

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allusion
a brief reference to a person, place, thing, event, or idea in history, art, and literature
narrative
poem that tells a story
shadow poetry
poetry is the art of writing thoughts, ideas, and dreams into imaginitive language which can contain verse, pause, meter, and repitition
theme
the big idea/message; the main message of LIFE
symbol
an object in a poem that represents something. has a deeper meaning than its definition in the dictionary
repetition
a repeating sound, line, syllable, etc. that brings reinforcement to the meaning of a poem
types
narrative poem, ballad, epic, shakespearon sonnet, free verse, acrostic, diamante, limerick, haiku, cinquain
rhyme
repetition of identical and concluding syllables at the end of lines (aabb)
cinquain
a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of 22 syllables distributed as 2,4,6,8,2, in five syllables
diamante
a seven-lined contrast poem set up in a diamond shape
epic
long, narrative poem on a serious subject, historical event
speaker/persona
voice used by the poet (not necesarily the poet herself)
quatrain
four-line stanza
structure
line, stanza, quatrain
metaphor
comparing something different to another thing without using like or as
imagery
language that addresses one of the five senses (hear, feel, see, smell, taste)
haiku
an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5,7,5) or 17 syllables in all. Haiku is usually written in the present tense and focuses on nature
tone
voice, writer's attitude toward the subject; the mood of the person.
ballad
traditionally, a story passed dowm from generation
stanza
grouping of lines set off by a space
sound
alliteration, rhyme, rhyme scheme, meter, repitition
shakespearean sonnet
poem arrangfed into 3 quatrains and a couplet, typically rhymens abab, cdcd, efef gg
meaning
allusion, symbol, theme
personification
giving objects human-like characteristics
alliteration
repetition of the same consonant sounds at the beginnings (and sometimes the middles) words near each other; based on sounds
oxymoron
two opposites that are put together...for IMPHASIS!!!
techniques
imagery, metaphor, similie, oxymoron, personification, pun
acrostic
the first letter of each line spells a word, usually using the same words as in the title
free verse
ordinary or plain everyday language used in speech or writing with no patterns or rhymes
rhyme scheme
pattern of end rhymes; can mark the rhymes using letters.
voice
tone, speaker/persona
line
sequence of words, printed seperately on a page
simile
comparing something using like or as
limerick
a rhymed poem humorous or nonsense poem of five lines which originated in Limerick, Ireland
pun
a play on words
meter
rythmic pattern of stresses that appear in a poem

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