Flashcards in Poetic Terms Deck (18)
a comparison using "like", "as", and sometimes "than".
ex. "My parents are like the moon and the sun."
a direct comparison that does not use "like" or "as".
ex. "The man was a house."
the lending of human characteristics to non-human things
ex. "The cedar tree shook its ragged coat."
two opposing terms that still make sense when placed together
ex. Jumbo shrimp, pretty ugly, silent scream, military intelligence
any word that sounds like a sound.
ex. buzz, bang, woof, poof, kaboom, crackle, pop
a gross or excessive exaggeration for effect.
ex. "I could eat a whole cow."
the measurement of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry.
poetry that has metre, but no rhyme
poetry that has neither ryhme nor metre
14 line poem with alternating rhyme scheme and ten syllables in each line.
3 line poem with 5-7-5 syllables respectively in each line.
words that appeal the senses and often create an image in our minds
ex. "On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair."
two consecutive rhyming lines of poetry
ex. "I had a cat." "who lived in a hat"
repetition of the same initial consonant in a line of poetry
ex. "peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers", "twin towers", "double-down decker", "she sells sea shells"
repetition of the same vowel sound in a line (or lines) of poetry
ex. "seepin in deep and then you end of thinkin"
repetition of the last sound in a line of poetry
short, emotional poem