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Figuratively Speaking
100

A repeated line or stanza

What is a refrain?

100

A poem that mourns the passing of something.

What is an elegy? 

100

14 line poem that follows strict rules of structure, meter, and rhyme. 

What is a sonnet?

100

The attitude the speaker takes toward a subject. 

What is tone? 

100

Giving something not human - human qualities.

What is personification? 

200

A 2-line stanza.

What is a couplet?

200

Songlike poem that tells a story. This is often a sad story of betrayal, death, or loss. 

What is a ballad?

200

Expresses feelings and emotions. 

What is a lyric poem?

200

When a word sounds like the sound it makes such as Bam! or Boom!

What is an onomatopoeia?

200

Comparing two unlike things using like or as. 

What is a simile?

300

A group of lines that form a poetic unit.

What is a stanza?

300

A long narrative poem. This type of poem typically tells of the great deeds of heroes. 

What is an epic?

300

A form of poetry that has five lines and follows an AABBA rhyme scheme.

What is a limerick?

300

Repetition of consonant sounds - can be in any part of the word.

What is consonance?

300

A form of comparison that directly compares two unlike things.

What is a metaphor?

400

The repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables. 

What is rhythm?

400

A poem that tells a story.

What is a narrative poem?

400

This type of poem has no pattern or consistent rhyme scheme.

What is free verse?

400

Vowel sounds that are repeated. 

What is assonance?

400

Using opposite words to make a point such as icy hot. 

What is an oxymoron?

500

Repetition of a sound occurring in a particular pattern. 

What is meter?

500

A long, lyric poem usually praising and celebrating a subject.

What is an ode? 

500

The type of poem Shakespeare typically wrote.

What is a sonnet?

500

Repetition of beginning consonant sounds.

What is alliteration?

500

Comparisons between unlike things.

What are figures of speech?

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