Elements of Poetry

Poetry a literary form that combines the precise meanings of words with their emotional associations, sounds, and rhythms. Stanzas grouping of lines Couplets stanzas with two lines Quatrains stanzas with four lines Figurative Language a Read more…

Poetry Terms

Alexandrine a line of verse of 12 syllables consisting regularly of 6 iambs with a caesura after the third iamb Allegory a narration of description usually restricted to a single meaning because its events, actions, Read more…

Examples of Poetry Terms and Definitions

Alliteration Definition: The repetition of the beginning consonant sounds of neighboring words within a line Example: “Some Song Sung” or “Heap” and “Recent” Assonance Definition: The relatively close use of the same or similar vowel Read more…

Poetry Terms Criss-Cross

Stanza a group of lines arranged together Simile a comparison using like or as Imagery the use if very descriptive, sensory language Meter the pattern if stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem Octave an Read more…

6 elements of poetry

lines poems are written in lines. the words stop wherever the poet wants them to. rhyme the repetition of syllable sounds rhythm the arrangement of stresses and unstressed sounds into regular patterns sound effects poets Read more…

Advanced Poetry Techniques

Alliterative (Alliteration) Containing repetition of a begging sound in words Anapestic Meter Three syllables with the first unstressed, the second unstressed, and the third stressed Assonance The repetition of a vowel sound in words Ballad Read more…

Poetry Quiz #1

end rhyme repetition of identical sounds at the end of successive lines rhyme scheme pattern of rhyming words within a given stanza or poem slant rhymes AKA off rhymes, near rhymes sounds that are close Read more…

Poetry terms and definitions

lyric poetry expresses vivid thoughts and feelings but no plot narrative poetry tells a story with a genuine plot dramatic poetry more like a play which uses techniques of drama such as speaker and conflict Read more…

Introduction to Poetry Vocabulary

Poetry One of the three types of literature in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm. Lyric Poem A highly musical verse Read more…

Grade 12 Poetry Terms

speaker the narrator of a poem stanza a group of lines arranged together couplet a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse rhythm a pattern recurring at regular intervals, can be created by meter, Read more…

Poetry Terms (8th Grade)

alliteration repetition of initial consonant sounds connotation the implied or suggested meaning of a word; emotional overtones of the word; what it suggests to the reader couplet two consecutive rhyming lines denotation the literal definition Read more…

50 WORDS THAT DESCRIBE TONE IN POETRY AND PROSE

Apathetic Feeling or showing little emotion Arrogant Bumptious Audacious fearless and daring Bilious bad tempered; cross Blithe joyful, cheerful, or without appropriate thought Bombastic pompous in speech and manner Brash (adj.) prone to act in Read more…

Poetry Terms

Lyric poem a poem that does not tell a story but expresses the personal feelings or thoughts of a speaker Ode a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object or event that has stimulated Read more…

Poetry Flash cards

similie A comparison of 2 unlike things that uses like or as metaphor a comparison of 2 unlike things that doesent use like of as personification giving human traits to animals or objects idiom a Read more…

Poetry (Test) (Adv/Cadden)

AABB Read the short poem and tell the rhyme scheme: Trees are moss and grass are stones. Trees are spirit, nerves and bones. Trees are air, stars and sky. Trees are lungs, eyes and I. Read more…

Poetry Terms

onomatopoeia -Definition: words that sound like the objects they name or the sounds those objects make -Facts/characteristics: writers, especially poets, use this device in which the words they use sound like the very thing being Read more…

Basic Poetry Terms

speaker the narrator of a poem line a group of words on one line of a poem stanza a group of lines arranged together rhythm can be created by meter, rhyme, alliteration and refrain. The Read more…

Classic Of Poetry

The classic of poetry is also known as what Book of songs or book of odes The classic of poetry is the oldest poetry collection of what area of the world East asia The classic Read more…

9th Grade Poetry Terms

Alliteration the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words Figurative language A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words. Simile A Read more…

At present, a number of educational establishments offer their students the course of poetry in order to develop their better understanding of different writing techniques as well as a variety of metaphorical means of language. Being an essential part of the Literature Studies, this field of education is usually involved in the learning process developed for the younger generation. However, unfortunately, the majority of modern students does not understand the importance of studying poetry. What is more, some of them do not take this discipline seriously and regard it as a boring educational course. In fact, all the teaching materials offered to the college undergraduates may bring a number of different benefits for them.

First of all, poetry emphasizes the rhythm and stress patterns that may be useful for some individuals. Hence, studying the poetry writings may contribute to the better pronunciation of the foreign learners that study English as a second language. Some researchers underline the importance of poetry for developing students’ intellectual, reasoning, and emotional skills. Although a number of college undergraduates regard this discipline as a boring one, the majority of them has such an attitude because they face different challenges in the course of learning.
It is a common knowledge that studying poetry implies the necessity to learn a significant number of literary terms and tools that are usually used in such writings. In the most cases, all the students have particular difficulties while studying the metaphorical means of language like, for instance, alliteration or assonance. In the attempt to avoid such problems, the educators are required to provide their students with a study guide that includes not only the teaching materials but also some additional learning activities.

A great example of such activities is the use of flashcards during the poetry courses. These information cards may be used in digital presentations created using the Microsoft PowerPoint in order to foster the students’ visual perception. However, this learning activity may be useful for college undergraduates as well. Indeed, they can create the poetry flashcards on different challenging topics needed for completing their class assignments. The examples of such topics may include poetic devices, literary terms, poetic vocabulary, and types of poem. Finally, these cards may be useful while preparing for different tests or exams related to the field of poetry.