Poetry Glossary

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Alliteration
Repetition of the same consonant sounds
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Assonance
Repetition or a pattern of the same vowel sounds.
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Ballad
A peom that tells a stroy similar to a folk tale or legend.
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Carpe Diem
To live for today and enjoy the pleasures of the moment.
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Couplet
A pair of lines that are the same length usually rhyme and form a complete thought.
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Elegy
Laments the death of a person or one that is simply sad and thoughtful
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Enjambament
A line ending in which the sense continues, no punctuation
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Femine Rhyme
A rhyme that occurs in a final unstressed syllable
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Haiku
A japanese poem composed of three unrhymed line of five,seven and five syllables.
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Hyperbole
Deliberate exaggeration for emphasis
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Imagery
Picture, figures of speech and description to evoke ideas and feeling.
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Limerick
Light, humerous peom of five lines.
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Litotes.
A positive stated by negating its opposite
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Lyric
Expresses the thoughts and feeling of the poet.
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Masculine rhyme
A rhyme that occurs in a final stressed syllable
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Metaphor
Two things that are compared, One thing is another
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Narrative
Telling a story
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Ode
Poem that is serious and thoughtful
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Onomatopoeia
Words are used to imaitate sounds
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Pastoral
Pictues country life is a peaceful, idealised way.
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Personification.
Non-human things or abstract idea are given human attributes.
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Refrain
Group of lines that are repeated
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Rhyme
Occurence of the same or similar sounds at the end of two or more words.
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Rhyme scheme
Pattern made by the rhyme in each stanza or verse.
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Simile
Saying something is 'like' or 'as' something else.
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Sonnet
A poem of 14 lines, usually love related
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Stanza
Two or more lines of poetry that together from one of the divisions of the poem.
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Stress
The porminence or emphaisi given to particular syllables.
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Symbol
When a word, phrase or image 'stands for' and idea or theme.
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Repetition or a pattern of the same vowel sounds.

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Assonance

Card 3

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A peom that tells a stroy similar to a folk tale or legend.

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Card 4

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To live for today and enjoy the pleasures of the moment.

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Card 5

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A pair of lines that are the same length usually rhyme and form a complete thought.

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Nathan Cook

This is a very useful resource for a recap on poetry techniques

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