Flashcards in Poetry Deck (17)
What is rhyme?
Repetition of similar sounds or the Same sound in two or more words
What does rhyme do?
It can emphasise a particular mood, tone or message
What is rhythm?
Rhythm is a poetic device which creates movement through stressed and unstressed syllables.
What does rhythm do?
It can create a certain mood and meaning using unstressed and stressed syllables
What is form? (Poetic techniques)
Form is the type of poem eg) sonnet, Ballard
What is structure? (Poetic technique)
The physical organisation of a poem; the length of the lines, the number of lines and stanzas, their rhythms, their systems of rhymes and repetition
What is parallelism?
What is an oxymoron?
Two words that contrast in meaning next to each other.
What is the prose?
Words written without structures rhyme or rhythm
What is enjambement?
The continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet or stanza
What is sibilance?
A more specific type of alliteration that relies on the repetition of soft consonant sounds in words to create a whooshing or hissing sound in the writing
Eg) Sally sells seashells by the sea shore
What is a hyperbole?
Exaggerates statements or claims not meant to be taken literally
What is figurative language?
Language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation
What is a caesura?
A term to denote an audible pause that breaks up a line of a verse. Indicated by punctuation.
What is a full stop at the end of a stanza called?
An end stop. It ends the stanza.
What is synthetic personalisation?
Adresses everyone with a singular pronoun