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Flashcards in Poetry Deck (28):
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Purpose of poetry

get a message across, express emotion, entertain, tell a story, describe

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Why do people choose to write poetry

it best suits their purpose

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how is a poem read

more leisurely done

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is poetry personal?

yes, can interpret however you want, bring your own life experiences to connect to it

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Why do people read poetry

to get "an experience" reaction to it; emotional or thought provoking

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How to read a poem

more slowly, read it several times, rad it out loud

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why do people read poems out loud

to understand/ get a sense of the rhythm

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Speaker

person who is doing the talking; narrator

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Diction

word choice of the poet

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S.M.I

Specific mental image

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Who wrote some of the first poems

ancient Chinese; thousands of haiku's

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length of a poem

usually shorter then other forms of writing

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simile

like or as

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onomatopoeia

words that sound like the action they are doing
bam!

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metaphor

direct comparison

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Personification

human qualities to inanimate things

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oxymoron

contradictory terms appear side by side; jumbo shrimp

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idiom

an expression whose meaing is not predictable from the usual meaning of its elements; im on cloud 9; kick the bucket

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Hyperbole

deliberate and obvious exaggeration used for effect; i could eat a million of these

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pun

a play on words; eh skew it

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rhymes

similar sounding words

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Internal rhymes

rhyme inside the line

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Rhyme and meter

beat of the poem, meter creates the rhythm of a poem

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Accented and unaccented syllables

long short, long or short, dactyl, spondee, troche, iamb, dactyl or spondee

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Alliteration

repetition of consonant sounds in a series of words or line or poetry; tongue twister

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Assonance

repetition of vowell sounds in a series of words or a line of poetry

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structure

the form of a poem; basic unit+ stanza

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Tone

MOOD of a poem