Poetry terms, i dont understand a few, please help.

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Hey guys, im a GCSE english student with this daunting poetry exam on thursday xD 

there are a few poetry terms i dont understand. any help would be really great! :D

Sibilance

Assonance 

Free Verse

Stress(sound)

Refrain

Allusion

semantic field

colloquialism

ambiguity

Yeah im stupid when it comes to poetry, if there are also any other poetry terms that i should know for GCSE english, please do share them with me! 

also good luck to anyone taking their english exam on thursday! :d


Posted Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 21:41 by priya777

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sibilance - repeated s sound

 assonance - repeated vowel sounds

free verse- poem written in no form

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 21:44 by ax5za
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stress - Give particular emphasis or importance to in speech or writing.

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 21:44 by ax5za
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ohh thankyou xD a few questions,

so basically a free verse is a poem with no paragraps, no lines ect ect, just like no structure at all?

still confused about assonance, soorry, 

and could you give me an eg on stress?

thanks anyways ax5za! really helped me xD

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 21:47 by priya777
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 example, the word "produce" can be pronounced with the stress on either syllable - a farmer may proDUCE carrots, which a greengrocer will sell as PRODuce. 

Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds in words that are close to each other -

Yeah , free verse just means that the poem is free to take on any shape it likes.

This site will help you understand all these terms. http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/glossaryItem.do?letter=F&id=8091

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 21:52 by ax5za
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:O ur a legend! thanks a lot! xD the website is really good too! thankyou soo much! :D

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 21:58 by priya777