Key Poetry Vocab

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Stanzaa group of four or more lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse
Metaphora figure of speech in which a word or phrase is compared to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
Extended Metaphora comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences in a paragraph or lines in a poem.
Similea figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid. USE LIKE OR AS!
Imageryvisually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work. SHOWING, NOT TELLING.
Alliterationthe occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Personificationthe attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman.
Themethe subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic.
Prosewritten or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure.
Rhyme Schemethe ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse.
SymbolSomething that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible.
Spoken- Word PoetryIt is an oral art that focuses on the appreciation of word play and intonation and voice inflection.