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Prentice Hall Literature Poetry Test Collection 6 and Alphabet Poem

Haiku
a three-line Japanese verse form with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern, usually about nature

Concrete Poem
a poem with a shape that suggests it’s subject

Limerick
a humorous, rhyming, five line poem with a specific meter and rhyme scheme

Basic Idea of Haiku
to Describe a winter storm in a forest of deciduous trees.

Basic Idea of Concrete Cat
To humorously describe a cat drinking from a bowl, by a litterbox, after killing a mouse by making a picture out of words

Basic Idea of Limerick
the humorously describe a man named Hall falling into a spring and dying in the fall, not the spring. It is meant to confuse you

Sound Elements to know
Repetition, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, and Rhyme (ROAR)

Figurative Language to know
Simile, Metaphor, Personification and Hyperbole (SMurPH)

Repetition
The use, more than once of any element of language

Onomatopoeia
the use of words that imitate sounds

Alliteration
repetition of initial consonant sounds

Rhyme
the repetition of sound at the ends of words found at the ends of lines

Example of Repetition
ONE day ONE night

Example of Alliteration
Super Salad

Example of Onomatopoeia
Boing!

Example of Rhyme
She talked, He walked

Simile
a figure of speech that uses like or as to make a direct comparison between to unlike ideas

Metaphor
a figure of speech in which something is described as if it were something else

Personification
a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics

Hyperbole
exaggeration for the purpose of a literary effect

Example of Simile
It’s like a lamb to the slaughter

Example of Metaphor
It’s a lamb to the slaughter

Example of Personification
The bear danced around his cave

Example of Hyperbole
I’m so hungry I could eat a horse!

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