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Cards (17)

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Personification

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A figure of speech in which a non-human thing is talked about as if it were human. (ex: "The cat laughed," "The tree shivered." )

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Metaphor

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An imaginative comparison between two unlike things in which one thing is said to be another (ex: "He is a volcano," "She is a rug rat.")

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Tone

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The attitude a writer takes toward the audience, the subject, or a character; conveyed through the writer's choice of words and details.

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Verse

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A line of poetry

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Stanza

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A group of lines in a poem that form a unit (a "poetry paragraph")

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Slant Rhyme

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Rhymes with similar sounds that are close but not exactly the same. (ex: leave/live, star/were)

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Repetition

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The recurring use of a sound, word, phrase or line to appeal to our emotions and emphasize important ideas.

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Free Verse

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Poetry without a regular rhyme scheme.

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Assonance

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The repetition of the initial vowel sound in words that are close together. (ex: "Adam ate apples all afternoon.")

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Alliteration

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The repetition of the initial consonant sound in words that are close together. (ex: "Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore.")

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Narrative Poetry

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Poetry that tells a story.

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Imagery

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Language that appeals to the senses and creates a picture ("image") in the reader's mind ("imagination").

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Simile

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A comparison between two unlike things using words such as "like" or "as." (ex: "You are as loud as a fire alarm.")

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Symbol

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A person, place or thing that has meaning in itself and stands for something beyond itself as well. (ex: Statue of Liberty=freedom, heart=love)

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Figurative Language

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(aka: figure of speech) A word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of something else very different from it and is not literally true. (ex: "He is a volcano," "She is as sweet as honey.")

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Exact Rhyme

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Words that rhyme exactly (ex: "me/sea, lake/take, play/sleigh")

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Rhyme Scheme

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The pattern of end rhymes in a poem, indicated by letters of the alphabet.

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