Poetry Techniques

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Colloquial
Language in speech which is informal
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Dialect
The way someone speaks based on where they're from.
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Enjambment
Used in poetry when the sentence continues beyond the line without commas or full stops. Creates a sense of continuation.
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Hyperbole
Exaggeration that's not meant to be taken seriously
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Oxymoron
When two opposites or different things are put together. e.g Bittersweet
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Pathetic Fallacy
When the weather reflects the mood
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Assonance
When the same vowel sound is repeated e.g He passed he a sharp, dark glance
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Personification
When you describe something with human characteristics
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Caesura
A pause in a line of a poem
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Blank/Free Verse
When there's no rhyme or rhythm in a stanza
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Octave
Eight lines in a stanza
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Quatrain
Four lines in a stanza
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Sonnet
A 14 line poem in iambic pentameter
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Couplet
Two lines that rhyme
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The way someone speaks based on where they're from.

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Dialect

Card 3

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Used in poetry when the sentence continues beyond the line without commas or full stops. Creates a sense of continuation.

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Card 4

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Exaggeration that's not meant to be taken seriously

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Card 5

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When two opposites or different things are put together. e.g Bittersweet

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