Litereary poem notes


Literary Terms for Poetry
1.Alliteration: The repetition of initial consonant sounds
2.Assonance: The repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in two or more stressed syllables
3.Blank Verse: Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter lines
4.Concrete Poem: A poem with a shape that suggests it’s subject
5.Consonance: the repetition in two or more words of final consonants in stressed syllables
6.Couplet: A pair of rhyming lines usually of the same length and meter
7.Dramatic Poetry: Poetry that involves the techniques of drama
8.Epic: A long narrative poem about the deed of gods and heroes
9.Extended Metaphor: A subject is spoken or written of as though it were something else
10.Free Verse: Poetry not written in a regular rhythmical pattern or meter
11.Haiku: Japanese poem written in 5-7-5 needs to convey a single vivid emotion by means of images from nature
12.Lyric Poem: A highly musical verse that expresses the observations of the writer
13.Mood: The feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage. The mood is often suggested by descriptive details
14.Onomatopoeia: The use of words that imitate sounds
15.Parody: A work done in imitation of another, usually in order to mock it, but sometimes just in fun
16.Personification: A type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics.

17.Pun: A play on words based on different meanings of words that sound alike
18.Refrain: A repeated line or group of lines in a poem or song
19.Repetition: The use, more than once, of any element of language- a sound, a word, a phrase, a clause, or a sentence
20.Rhyme: The repetition of sounds at the ends of words- internal rhyme occurs when the rhyming words appear in the same line
21.Rhyme Scheme: A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem
22.Rhythm: The pattern of beats, or stresses, in in spoken or written language
23.Soliloquy: A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage
24.Sonnet: 14 line lyric poem, usually written in rhymed iambic pentameter
25.Symbol: Anything that stands for or represents something else
26.Stanza= Paragraph

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