Poetry Terminology

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Speaker
Speaker is the voice in the poem - the character or persona created and NOT always the poet.
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Situation
Situation is the setting and circumstances of the poem.
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Imagery
Imagery is a verbal expression of sensory detail (the 5 senses that includes: see, hear, touch, taste and smell). Creating a picture with words.
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Connotation
Connotation is the implied meaning or suggested meaning that is connected to a word.
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Rhyme
Rhyme which describes the sounds and patterns by the poet.
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Hyberbole
Hyperbole is an exaggeration for emphasis.
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Metaphor
Metaphor is a comparison between essentially unlike things to create an image.
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Personification
Personification is giving inanimate objects with living human objects.
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Simile
A simile is a comparison between essentially unlike things to create an image, but using "like" and "as".
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Alliteration
Alliteration is the repetition of a letter at the beginning of words.
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Stanza
Stanza is the paragraphs of a poem.
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Couplet
A couplet is a pair of lines and it's usually rhymed.
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Situation is the setting and circumstances of the poem.

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Situation

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Imagery is a verbal expression of sensory detail (the 5 senses that includes: see, hear, touch, taste and smell). Creating a picture with words.

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Connotation is the implied meaning or suggested meaning that is connected to a word.

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Rhyme which describes the sounds and patterns by the poet.

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