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Poetry: Boots of Spanish Leather / from The Song of Hiawatha

Ballard
a narrative poem that is meant to be sung and focuses on a single tragic event.

Narrative Poem
poem that tells a story

Epic
a long narrative poem about the life of a hero whose actions reflect the values of the group
he or she belongs to

Blackout Poem
When you take a text and blackout words to make a new phrase or text entry of your own

Rhythm
A pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

Meter
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry

Summarize
Tell in your own words what a passage is about including only the central idea and most important supporting details. Does not include opinions or judgement.

Trochaic
a stressed syllable is followed by an unstressed syllable.

Tetrameter
A pattern of stressed syllable then an unstressed syllable repeated four times in each line of poetry

Onomatopoeia
A figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words.

Wigwam
a dome-shaped hut or tent made by fastening mats, skins, or bark over a framework of poles, used by some North American Indian peoples.

Sinew
sinews cordlike tissues that connect muscle to bone

Rushes
plants with hollow stems

fretful
troubled

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