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Elements of Poetry

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http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/sgoldstein1/literature-poetry.cfm - Elements of Poetry

 

 

Mood

Metaphor

Tone

The feeling a poem creates for the reader

An implied comparison between two objects or ideas  

The attitude a poet takes toward his/her subject

Alliteration

Refrain

Rhyme Scheme

The repetition of an initial (beginning) sound or consonant in two or more words near one another in a line of a poem

The repetition of one or more phrases or lines at certain intervals, usually at the end of each stanza Similar to the chorus in a song.

The pattern in which the end rhyme occurs

Example:

Continuous as the stars that shine (A)
And twinkle on the milky way, (B)

They stretched in never-ending line (A)
Along the margin of a bay: (B)
Ten thousand saw I at a glance, (C)

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance(C)

 

Simile

A direct comparison between two objects or ideas that uses the words “like” or “as”

 

 

Personification

Giving human traits or characteristics to animals or inanimate objects.

 

 

Imagery

Representation of the five senses: sight, taste, touch, sound, and smell •Creates mental images about a poem’s subject

 

 

Assonance

The repetition of a vowel sound in two or more words in the line of a poem

Example:

“Which is the bliss of solitude”

 

 

Onomatopoeia

 

Words that represent sounds.

Example: bloop, bang, crash, giggle, growl, clang, whiz, swish, whoosh, bray, chirp

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