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 common phrase that can’t be understood by their litteral or ordinary meanings hyperbole an exaggeration Read more…

Poetry and Meter Vocabulary

allegory a work in which a larger idea or concept is being expressed through the poem alliteration the reoccurrence of consonant sounds within a work or line apostrophe talking to an inanimate object approximate/slant/half rhyme a term used to describe when words in a rhymed pattern are not a perfect Read more…

Poetry Skills

poetry A kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery designed to appeal to our emotions and imagination. alliteration repetition of initial consonant sounds consonance the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words Assonance repetition of similar vowel sounds end rhyme Read more…

The Building Blocks of Poetry

High or Formal Diction exactly follows the rules of syntax and seeks accuracy of expression even if unusually elevated or complex words are brought into play; characterized by complex words and a lofty tone; introduced word of French, Latin, Greek derivation which makes formal diction seem difficult Middle or Neutral Read more…

Mechanics of Poetry Terms

Meter The rhyming system for rhythms in poetry Rhythm The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry Metrics The study of meter or versification, can also be called prosody Scan (v.) To mark the stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry Feet The basic Read more…

Poetry Study Guide

Consonance The repetition of consonant sounds, but not vowels, in a chunk of text Symbol An object or action that means something more than its literal meaning Meter The measured arrangements of sounds/beats in a poem , including the poet’s placement of emphasis and the number of syllables per line Read more…

Poetry Exam

Alliteration the repetition of consonant sounds especially at the beginning of words. ex: sad steps, gray as the gloomy skies, a noble knight assonance the repetition of similar vowel sounds in a line of poetry or prose consonance the repetition of consonant sounds ex. add & read, mill & ball, Read more…

AP Lit Poetry Terms

accent placement of stress on certain syllables ambiguity multiplicity of meanings anapest two unaccented syllables followed by an accented syllable anaphora repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of 2+ sentences in a row antithesis balance of parallel word groups conveying opposite ideas apostrophe a direct address to Read more…

Poetry Study guide

Poetry ____________ is a type of literature in which words are chosen and arranged in specific ways to create an effect. Types, styles, and form Poems come in many different ________ , ________ , and _________. Stories. emotions or paint pictures Some poems tell __________, while others express _________ or Read more…

Poetry Terms

Alliteration Repetition of the same or very similar constant sounds usually at the beginning of words that are close together in a poem Assonance Repetition of similar vowel sounds Ballad a song or songlike poem that tells a story. End Rhyme Rhyme that occurs at the end of two or Read more…

Poetry Vocabulary Words

alliteration the beginning of two or more words in close connection with the same letter, or rather the same sound allusion an indirect or subtle reference to another character or work of literature anapest a foot with two weak stresses followed by one strong stess apostrophe a direct address to Read more…

Poetry Vocabulary

Form The way a poem’s words and lines are laid out on a page are know as _____ Stanzas Lines of poetry may be arranged into groups called ____ Traditional/Conventional Poems that follow fixed patterns of rhythm and rhyme are known as _____ or _____ Irregular/Open Poems with unusual shapes Read more…

AP Poetry Terms

alliteration the repetition of identical or similar consonant sounds, usually at the beginning of words allusion a reference in a work of literature to a historical or literary event, person, place or passage outside of the work antithesis a figure of speech characterized by strongly contrasting words, clauses, sentences, or Read more…

Poetry Terms

alliteration the repetition of initial sounds, usually consonants, in neighboring works allusion within a poem, a reference, usually brief, to a historic or literay work, event, person or place beyond the world of the poem anthology a book of selected writings by a variety of poets blank verse a poem Read more…

Types of Meters in Poetry

Iambic A foot which starts with an unaccented and ends with an accented (stressed) syllable. It is the most common meter in the English Language and naturally falls into everyday conversation. Trochiaic A foot (opposite of an iambic meter) that begins with an accented then followed by an unaccented syllable. Read more…

Poetry Terms Crossword "Down"

Sonnet A poem that consists of 14 lines with the rhyme scheme ABAB CDCD EFEF GG Simile Comparison of two unlike things using like or as Stanza A grouped set of lines in a poem Personification Bestows human characteristics on anything non human Iambic pentameter Five pairs of iambs making Read more…

French Poetry Terms

un vers a line of poetry une syllabe a syllable un décasyllabe a line with 10 syllables une strophe a stanza L’E muet the mute ‘e’ Only pronounce the ‘e’ if it precedes a consonant Never pronounced at the end of a line octosyllabe a line with 8 syllables un Read more…

Language Techniques – Poetry

Alliteration the repetition of a consonant at the start of several adjacent words Allusion referring to a well-known event or text Assonance the repetition of a vowel at the start of several adjacent words Blank verse verse comprised of unrhymed lines in iambic pentameter Connotation implied additional meaning or association Read more…