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 Poetry Vocabulary  
Poetry Spelling & Voc Terms
  • ALLITERATION: The repetition of consonant sounds, especially at the beginning of words.
  • ANTONYM: words that are opposite in meaning
  • ASSONANCE: The repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sentence or line of poetry.
  • BLANK VERSE: A line of poetry or prose in unrhymed iambic pentameter.
  • CONNOTATION: The personal or emotional associations called up by a word that go beyond its dictionary meaning.
 FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE: A form of language use in which writers and speakers mean something other than the literal meaning of their words. (E.g. hyperbole, metaphor, and simile)
  • FORM: the arrangement, manner or method used to convey the content, such as free verse, couplet, limerick, haiku...
  • FREE VERSE: Poetry without a regular pattern of meter or rhyme.
  • HOMONYM: Two or more distinct words with the same pronunciation and spelling but with different meanings
  • HOMOPHONE: two or more words with the same pronunciation but with different meanings and spellings.
  • HYPERBOLE: an exaggeration of the truth
  • IMAGE: A concrete representation of a sense impression, a feeling, or an idea.
  • IMAGERY: Figurative language used to create particular mental images
  • METAPHOR: an association of two completely different objects as being the same thing
  • METER: The measured pattern of rhythmic accents in poems.
  • RHYME: The matching of final vowel or consonant sounds in two or more words.
  • RHYTHM: The recurrence of accent or stress in lines of verse.
  • SETTING: The time and place of a literary work that establishes its context.
  • SIMILE: A figure of speech invoking a comparison between unlike things using "like," "as," or "as though."
  • STRUCTURE: The design or form of a literary work.
  • SYMBOL: An object or action in a literary work that means more than itself, that stands for something beyond itself.
  • SYNONYM: One of two or more words that have the same or nearly the same meanings.
  ·         STANZA: an arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem.   
  • TONE: The implied attitude of a writer (or speaker) toward the subject and characters of a work.
  • LINE:  a row of written or printed letters, words, etc.
  • REPETITION: the act of repeating; repeated action, performance, production, or presentation.

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