Literary Terms in Poetry

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15 Cards. Created by lmlizmoore ().
 
Term  
Definition

Genre

The Type or category of literature. (main genres are fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama)

Form

A literary work's structure or organization

Free Verse

Poetry without regular patterns of rhyme and rhythm

Lines

Poems are written in lines within a poem

Sound

Because most poems are meant to be read aloud, poets choose and arrange words to create sounds that appeal to the listener

Rhyme

The Repetition of sounds that at the end of words.

Onomatopeia

The use of words whose sound suggests their meaning

Alliteration

The Repetition of a sound or letter at the beginning of words

Imagery

Words and phrases that appeal to the reader's senses

Metaphor

A comparison of two things that have some qualities in common. DOESNT USE LIKE OR AS

Simile

A comparison of two things that have some qualities in common. USES LIKE OR AS

Personification

When a port describes an animal or object as if it were human or had human qualities

Speaker

The voice that talks to the reader like the narrator in a work of fiction

Idiom

A descriptive expression that means something different than the combination of words that make it up.

Figurative Language

Used to create fresh and original descriptions.