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Elements of Poetry
Characteristics of Poetry- Poetry uses concise, rhythmic, and emotionally charged language.
The language of poetry emphasizes the re-creation of experiences..
Important Poetic PartsStanzais a group of lines in a poem, considered as a unit. Types of stanzas include:Couplet: 2-lineSestet: 6-linQuatrain: 4-lineOctave: 8-line Cinquain: 5-lineStructure: Line length, fonts, word placement, use of white spaceDialect/Slang-A language spoken by people of particular region or group Im fixin to leave
Concepts in MeaningFigurative Language: is meant to be interpreted imaginatively.Simile, metaphor, personification and imagerySimile: a comparison between two unlike things using like or as. Metaphor: compares 2 unlike things. Metaphors say that one thing IS another. Her home is a prison.
Rhyme scheme: is a regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem. Lower case letters are used to indicate the pattern.Ex: aabbaRepetition: refers to sound, words, phrases or lines that are used more than once.
Idiom: A phrase or saying not based on the literal meaning of the words but used to express a thought or concept in a descriptive manner.
MoodMood is a feeling that a poem creates in the reader.
Poets creates the mood with the length of sentences, the words chose, punctuation, and the sounds of the words.
Connotation attitudes and feelings associated with a word as opposed to a words literal meaning.
He is a real snake in the grass.= evil or dangerous
Risk (accident or ticket)
Denotation the literal meaning of a word, the "dictionary definition.
even without words, we recognize the meaning from the shape and color
Snake: any of numerous scaly, legless, sometimes venomous reptiles.
Personification: gives human characteristics or qualities to animals, ideas or lifeless objects.
Imagery/Sensory language: appeals to the 5 senses.
Theme: is the central idea in the work. Ex: love, compassion
Hyperbole: is exaggeration for effect.
Allusion: is a reference to a well-known person, place, event, or literary work.EX: His wife was his Achilles' heel. His wife is his weakness Symbol: is anything that stands for something else. They are usually concrete images that represent ideas. *Dove represents Peace
Concepts of SoundRhyme: is the repetition of sounds at the ends of words. Near Rhyme: are words that almost rhyme. They dont have the same amount of syllablesEx: men--again so--aglow wheyawayAssonance: is the repetition of vowel sounds at the beginning of words. Ex: Adam ate a lot of apples
Alliteration: is the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words.
Rhythm: is the pattern of stresses, or beats in spoken or written language.
Onomatopoeia: is the use of words that imitate sounds.