Poetry Definitions Name That Term This Type of Poem Is... What Kind of Poem Am I? Back to Basics

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What is Alliteration
Repetition of initial consonant sounds in words such as "rough" and "ready"

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What is End Rhyme
As I stood there beside the river/ The chill in the air made me shiver

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What is Haiku
This poem contains 17 syllables and is usually used to capture a moment or express a feeling

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What is Haiku
Falling to the ground,/ I watch a leaf settle down/ In a bed of brown

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What is 3 Lines
How many lines are in the following stanza: Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,/ And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,/ Do not go gentle into that good night

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What is Hyperbole
Exaggeration used to heighten effect

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What is Simile
His heart is as black as coal.

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What are Cinquain and Diamante
In these poems the second line is two adjectives describing the first line (There are two answers!)

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What is Cinquain
Rodeo/ Loud, Busy/ Roping, Riding, Exciting/ Dozens of horses in the arena/ Stampede

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What is aba
What is the rhyme scheme in this stanza? Do not go gentle into that good night,/ Old age should burn and race at close of day;/ Rage, rage against the dying of the light

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What is Literal Language
The exact primary meaning of a word or words

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What is Onomatopoeia
The hammer hit the nail with a bam, bam, bam.

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What is Diamante
This a 7 line poem whose first and last lines have nouns that are opposite each other

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What is Limerick
There was an Old Man from Nantucket/ Who kept all his cash in a bucket./ His daughter, called Nan,/ Ran away with a man,/ And as for the bucket, Nantucket

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What is the repetition of a word, phrase or stanza
What is a refrain?

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What is Allusion
An indirect reference to art, literature, history, etc that the author expects the reader to recognize

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What is Personification
Five thousand tongues applauded

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What is Ballad
This type of poem is usually meant to be sung and often times has a refrain

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What is Diamante
Vacation/ Happy, Fun/ Sleeping, Dancing, Traveling/ Beach, Mountain, Desk, Cubicle/ Boring, Exhausting, Challenging/ Unhappy, Dreary Work

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What is Poetry
An imaginative response to experience reflecting a keen awareness of language is the what definition of...??

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What is Assonance
Repetition of vowel sounds without the repetition of consonants

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What is Metaphor
Morning is a new sheet of paper

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What is Limerick
This type of poem has an aabba rhyme scheme and three of its lines has 8-10 syllables

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What is Ballad
Oh, from out the sounding cells/ What a gush of euphony voluminously wells!/ How it swells!/ How it dwells/ On the Future! -how it tells/ Of the rapture that impels/ To the swinging and the ringing/ Of the bells, bells, bells,/ Of the bells, bells, bells, bells,/ Bells, bells, bells -/ To the rhyming and the chiming of the bells!

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What is 7 Syllables
How many syllables are in this line: Love is the name of the game

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