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Poetry Anthology

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Alliteration- the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning, middle, or end of a line of poetry.

Simile- a comparison of two things using the words like or as.

Metaphor- a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unrelated things without using like or as.

Limerick- a humorous verse, of five anapestic lines.

Haiku- a three-line form that captures a moment in nature.

Personification- a figure of speech in which a lifeless object or quality is described in human terms or given human characteristics.

Free Verse- a common form of modern poetry that does not follow a set pattern of metre.

Ballad- a short narrative poem told in song like form.

Sonnet- a fourteen-line poem that usually follows a rhyme scheme and metrical pattern.

Couplet- a pair of lines that rhyme.

Concrete Poem- poems written in the shape of the poems main idea.

Imagery- the use of vivid descriptions, or figures of speech in speaking or writing.

Stanza- the division of a poem based on the number of lines it has.

Metre- the rhythm in a poem which is caused by stressed, accented or long syllables and unstressed, unaccented or short syllables (the stressed syllables are italicized).

 Line- a single row a words forming a verse, as of a stanza

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