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Poetry Terminology


  1. The use of literature that further enhances the descriptive measure of sentence structures (figurativelanguage)
  2. expressing the writer's emotions, usually briefly and in stanzas or recognized forms (lyric)
  3. Giving human characteristics to inanimate or non-human objects (personification)
  4. A comparison using like or as (simile)
  5. a mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function, or process (symbol)


  1. Starting each with the same letter or vowel. (alliteration)
  2. An indirect or passing reference (allusion)
  3. Free verse is an open form of poetry (freeverse)
  4. An exaggeration (hyperbole)
  5. visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work. (imagery)
  6. A comparison without the use of like or as (metaphor)
  7. Using a sound of and object or animal to describe a circumstance (onomatopoeia)
  8. A contradicting statement (oxymoron)
  9. a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound (rhythm)
  10. a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse (stanza)

["mood", "paradox", "repetition", "rhymescheme", "tone", "understatement"]

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