Flashcards in Poetry Deck (41):
An expression used in a particular language and cannot be taken seriously.
Examples of Idioms
Piece of cake
Go the extra mile
Get up on the wrong side of the bed
Pull the wool over your eyes
Language that appeals to one or more of the 5 senses, sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell. It is also called sensory language.
Writer's or speaker's attitude towards the subject or characters. Can often be described in a single adjective.
Writer's word choice
Emotional associations with the words
It is imaginative language that isn't supposed to be taken literally. Also know as figures of speech.
Uses like or as to compare 2 seemingly different things.
Compares 2 things without using like or as.
Gives human qualities to something nonhuman
Exaggerates speech for emphisis.
Arriving at an overall judgement or idea by pulling together several details.
Repeating a sound, word, phrase, sentence, or group of lines
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
The repetition of consonant sounds at the end of the words
The repetition of vowel sounds in words
The use of a word that sounds like what it means
The repetition of sounds at the end of words
Rhyme that occurs at the end of lines of poetry
Rhyme that occurs within a line of poetry
A regular pattern of end rhymes
A group of lines
A pattern of beats
The rhythm of the poem is a regular pattern
An object, a person, an animal or place that represents something beyond its literal meaning
The use of symbols, that can involve a certain object, setting, or image.
A reference to a well-known person, place, thing, event, or literary work. It means something more than itself.
Tells a story, using elements such as a plot, characters, and settings.
has a musical quality and expresses the feelings of a speaker
Long narrative poem that tells about a larger than life hero
Song-like narrative poem that deals with adventure and romance. Ballads use rhyme, meter, four-line stanzas, and a refrain
A repeated line or group of lines
A long formal, lyric poem, that often honor people, events, and nature
Poetry that doesn't use a regular meter
A Japanese verse that tells about nature. 5-7-5
Humorous 5 line poem with a specific meter and rhyme scheme: aabba
A poem where the shape of the poem fits the subject
Used to identify the meter of the poem
Lines and Line breaks
Poetry is organized into lines