Poetry Keywords

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Alliteration
When 2 words that are close together start with the same letter.
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Ambiguity
When a word of prase could have 2 or more possible meanings.
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Assonance
When words share the same vowel sound
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Ballad
A form of poetry that tells a story and sounds quite musical
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Caesura
A pause in a line (creates tension or confusuion or slows it down)
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Colloquial
Language used in everyday life
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Emotive
Something that makes you feel a particular emotion
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Empathy
When you feel like you understand what someone else is experiencing or feeling
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Enjabment
When a sentance rolls over a line or a stanza
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First person
"I" "my" "me" "our"
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Free verse
No regular rhyme and no regular rhythm
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Iambic Pentameter
a metre with 10 syllables, 5 stressed and 5 unstressed (Iambic Tetrameter - the same with a total of 8)
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Imagery
When language creates an image in your head
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Internal Rhyme
When a word in the middle of a line rhymes with the word at the end.
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Irony
When words imply the opposite to what they mean. what people expect and what actually happens.
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Metaphor
Describing something by saying it is something else.
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Metre
The arrangment of syllables to create rhythm
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Monologue
One person talking for ages
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Narrative
Writing to tell a story (eg. brothers)
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Narrator
The person who is speaking in the poem.
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Oxymoron
A phrase where the words seem to contridict themselves as the meanings dont seem to fit together
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Personification
A type of metaphor when something is being described as a person
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Rhyme Scheme
The ryming patten
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Rhyming couplet
A pair of rhyming lines
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Sibilance
The repetion of "s" and "sh" sounds
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Simile
A way of describing be comparing it to something else using "like" or "as"
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Sonnet
A form of poetry with 14 lines with a clear rhyme patten and is often about love.Quatrain-Quatrain-Quatrain-Couplet
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Symbolism
When an object stands for something else.
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Theme
The Idea or topic that is important throughout
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Direct Address
"I" "you" makes it personal and direct
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Repetition
Saying something more that once
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Exteneded Metaphore
A metaphore used throughout
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Connotations
what words can mean/represent
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Cynical
Not believing in something (eg. cynical veiws)
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Iconography
References
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Onomatopoeia
When a word sounds like it sounds (eg. blast)
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Imperative
Command words
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Syndetic listing
listing with use of "and"
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asyndetic listing
listing with use of commas
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When a word of prase could have 2 or more possible meanings.

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Ambiguity

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When words share the same vowel sound

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Card 4

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A form of poetry that tells a story and sounds quite musical

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Card 5

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A pause in a line (creates tension or confusuion or slows it down)

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