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Prentice Hall Literature: Bronze Level: Poetry Words

narrative poetry
poetry that tells a story

lyric poetry
verse that expresses a poet’s thoughts and feelings about a single idea or image

figure of speech
an expression that is not meant to be taken literally

a comparison between two unlike things using like or as

a comparison between two unlike things without using like or as

exaggeration meant to produce a particular effect

giving human characteristics to a nonhuman subject

refers to a physical structure of the poem and the rules the poet follow to achieve a particular sturcture

a group of lines that might be thought of as corresponding to a paragraph in a prose

concrete poem
a poem in which the shape suggests the subject

a traditional form of Japanese poetry. first line- 5 syllables, second line-7 syllables, third line-5 syllables

a poem’s pattern of unstressed and stressed syllables

a poem’s rhythmical pattern

single units of stressed and unstressed syllables

the repetition of a sound at the ends of nearby words

the use of words whose sounds suggest their meanings

which sounds at the beginning of words are reapeted

the repetition of the same vowel sound in different words

the repetition of similar final consonant sounds at the ends of the words or accented syllables

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