Creative writing

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20 Cards. Created by Janae Miller ().
Terms you will be tested on
 
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Definition

Rhythm

The flow and movement achieved through the arrangement of words to create a particular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

Imagery

Any word or group of words that appeals to one of the senses - sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell - or the senses of movement or muscular tensions.

Simile

Comparisons with the words like or as.

Metaphor

Comparisons stated directly using is.

Personification

an inanimate object or an abstract idea is endowed with human attributes.

Hyperbole

an exaggeration or a conscious overstatement.

Alliteration

repetition of the same consonant sound in a line or verse.

Onomatopoeia

A word whose sound imitates the thing being observed.

Assonance

The repetition of the same vowel sounds in a line or verse.

Denotation

Dictionary meaning of a word, i.e. home - a place where people live.

Connotation

What a word suggests beyond its literal meaning.

Understatement

Saying less than one means.

Symbol

An object that stands for, or represents, an idea.

Free verse

Poetry that consists on unrhymed lines with irregular rhythmic patterns.

Ballad

A narrative, but song-like poem.

Limerick

A five line poem, rhyming aa bb a, used for humorous or nonsense verse.

Lyric poem

Any short poem that seems to be especially musical and expresses the poet's clearly revealed thought and feelings.

Narrative poem

A story told in verse form

Stanza

A group of lines of verse treated as a unit and separated from other units by space

Coutplet

Two consecutive and rhyming lines of verse which are usually of equal length.