Poetry Definitions
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This Type of Poem Is...
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Repetition of initial consonant sounds in words such as "rough" and "ready"
What is Alliteration

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

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

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

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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
What is 3 Lines

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Exaggeration used to heighten effect
What is Hyperbole

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His heart is as black as coal.
What is Simile

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

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

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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
What is aba

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

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

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

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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
What is Limerick

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

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

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Five thousand tongues applauded
What is Personification

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

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

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

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

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Morning is a new sheet of paper
What is Metaphor

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

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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!
What is Ballad

500

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