Literary Terms for Poetry1.Alliteration: The repetition of initial consonant sounds 2.Assonance: The repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in two or more stressed syllables3.
Blank Verse: Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter lines4.Concrete Poem: A poem with a shape that suggests it’s subject5.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 meter7.Dramatic Poetry: Poetry that involves the techniques of drama8.
Epic: A long narrative poem about the deed of gods and heroes9.Extended Metaphor: A subject is spoken or written of as though it were something else10.Free Verse: Poetry not written in a regular rhythmical pattern or meter11.Haiku: Japanese poem written in 5-7-5 needs to convey a single vivid emotion by means of images from nature12.
Lyric Poem: A highly musical verse that expresses the observations of the writer13.Mood: The feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage. The mood is often suggested by descriptive details14.Onomatopoeia: The use of words that imitate sounds15.Parody: A work done in imitation of another, usually in order to mock it, but sometimes just in fun16.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 alike18.Refrain: A repeated line or group of lines in a poem or song19.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 line21.Rhyme Scheme: A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem22.Rhythm: The pattern of beats, or stresses, in in spoken or written language23.Soliloquy: A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage24.Sonnet: 14 line lyric poem, usually written in rhymed iambic pentameter25.Symbol: Anything that stands for or represents something else26.Stanza= Paragraph