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6th Grade Vocabulary Lesson 14 Poetry Content Words

rhyme a word that has the same ending sound as another word meter arrangement of beats in a line of poetry simile uses the words like or as to compare two unlike things couplet two lines of poetry that usually rhyme personification a human characteristic is given to something that is not human haiku three-line…

Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry Ch. 1-6

Lyrical Poetry a type of emotional songlike poetry, distinguished from dramatic and narrative poetry Narrative Poetry a form of poetry that tells a story, often making use of the voices of a narrator and characters as well; the entire story is usually written in metered verse. Image A piece of news from the world outside…

Notes on Poetry

Haiku A Japanise poem writen in three lines; Five syllables, Seven syllables, Five Syllables Cinquain A five line poem containing 22 syllables and 5 lines; 2 syllables, 4 syllables, 6 syllables, 8 syllables, 2 syllables Poetry A type of literature that express ideas, feelings, or tells a story in a specific form Point of view…

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Poetry Terms- Word Choice

diction the choice of words and phrases in speech or writing denotation the literal meaning of a word in contrast to the feelings the word suggests connotation a feeling a word provokes to its literal meaning abstract language vocabulary that signifies a concept or abstract idea. name qualities that help us classify things. concrete language…

Poetry: verse forms, meter, etc.

Iamb unstressed, stressed Anapest two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable. Dactyl stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables Trochee stressed, unstressed Spondee stressed, stressed Pyrrhic unstressed, unstressed Pentameter five feet Tetrameter four feet Trimeter three feet Italian Sonnet A poem of 14 lines split into two stanzas. The first stanza is an octave…

Langston Hughes Poetry Allusions

John Brown (s) White abolitionist who used violence to fight slavery; Organized guerillas that were used to influence towns to abolish slavery through violence. He attempted to begin a war on slavery in Virginia, but was caught and convicted of treason. Before hearing the court verdict he stated, “…Now, if it be deemed necessary that…

19th Century American Poetry

Emily Dickinson Idiosyncratic use of dashes and unconventional capitalization. Short and enigmatic poems. Because I could not stop for Death Poem by Dickinson: Since then — ’tis Centuries — and yet/ Feels shorter than the Day/ I first surmised the Horses’ Heads/ Were toward Eternity – / I reason, Earth is short Poem by Dickinson:…

Epic Poem

Definition of Epic 1. long narrative 2. hero on a quest 3. antagonist and conflicts Folk Epic ancient stories about heroes recited or sung as entertainment and passed down orally from one generation to the next. Literary Epic epics that have been composed by individual writers, often following earlier models Epic Hero a main character…

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole with Examples

Simile a comparison using “like” or “as” Personification giving human qualities to animals or objects Metaphor Time is money. Hyperbole extreme exaggeration Metaphor comparison not using the word “like” or “as” Personification The sun played hide and seek with the clouds. Simile She is as sweet as pie. Personification The stars in the sky blinked…

Grade 7 – Poetry – Figures of Speech (Poetic terms) – Review

Alliteration The repetition of initial consonant sound three or more times. (occasionally the consonent is only repeated twice.) Ex: to Sit in Solemn Silence Allusion A brief reference to a presumably famiiliar place, event or figure from history, literature, mythology or the Bible. An allusion is a reference the author expects the reader to know…

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