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Poetry Terms

Quiz by Emily Raper

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  • Q1
    Phrases that are not intended to be taken literally. The Literal meaning of the phrase often does not make sense. Ex. It's raining cats and dogs.
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    Idiom
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  • Q2
    An exaggeration used to provide emphasis on a concept or idea
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    Hyperbole
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  • Q3
    This occurs when a writer gives human-like qualities to non-human things.
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    Personification
    30s
  • Q4
    A comparison between two generally unlike things that uses the words "like" or "as"
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    Simile
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  • Q5
    A comparison between two generally unlike things that does not use "like" or "as"; instead it commonly uses "is" or "was"
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    Metaphor
    30s
  • Q6
    when a writer uses descriptive language that speaks directly to one or more of a reader's five senses
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    Imagery
    30s
  • Q7
    Words that sound like their meaning--the "sound" they describe
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    Onomatopoeia
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  • Q8
    The repetition of INITIAL Consonant sounds, in two or more neighboring words or syllables
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    Alliteration
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  • Q9
    A repetition of a vowel sound within words or syllables
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    Assonance
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  • Q10
    Repetition of internal or ending consonant sounds of words close together in poetry
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    Consonance
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  • Q11
    Words or Phrases repeated in writings to give emphasis, rhythm, and/or a sense of urgency
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    Repetition
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  • Q12
    The sound pattern created by stressed and unstressed syllables
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    Rhythm
    30s
  • Q13
    The regular patterns of stresses found in many poems and songs
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    Meter
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  • Q14
    Rhymes that appear at the end of two or more lines of poetry
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    End Rhyme
    30s
  • Q15
    Rhymes appear within a single line of poetry
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    Internal Rhyme
    30s

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