Poetry Glossary

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Semantic field
Words or phrases that are connected to each other.
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Punctuation within a line that causes the reader to pause.
Caesura
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Emjambment
When a sentence/ phrase runs over more than one line.
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A verse/ paragraph of poetry.
Stanza
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Similie
A comparison using 'as' or 'like'.
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A comparison which says something is something it's not.
Metaphor
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Punglish
A mixture of English and Punjabi.
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A section that is repeated like a chorus.
Refrain
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Colloquial language
Everyday language- informal language, like slang
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A play on words.
Pun
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Repetition
Repeating a word or phrase.
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Giving human characteristics to an inanimate object.
Personification
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Sibilance
Alliteration of the letter 'a'.
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Rhyme within the lines rather than at the end of lines.
Interanl rhyme
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Free verse
No fixed structure or rhyme scheme.
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When the voice in a poem addresses the reader directly with his/ her thoughts and feelings.
Dramatic monologue
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Plosives
Sounds usually associated with the letters p, t, k, b, d, g. They are spoken using the front of the mouth and make the reader sound angry.
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An instruction or command word.
Imperative
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Rhetorical word
A question that does not require an answer.
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When someone confers to themselves (I, me, my).
First person pronoun
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Iambic pentameter
A line of poetry which has five metrical feet consisting of two syllables: unstresses/ stressed (-/)
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A 14 line love poem written in iambic pentameter with a strict rhyme scheme.
Sonnet
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Elegy
A poem mourning the death of someone.
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A 3 line stanza.
Tercet
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Pathetic fallacy
When the weather signifies the mood.
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Caesura

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Punctuation within a line that causes the reader to pause.

Card 3

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When a sentence/ phrase runs over more than one line.

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Card 4

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Stanza

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Card 5

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A comparison using 'as' or 'like'.

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