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  • Elements of Poetry

  • What is Poetry?Expression of emotion or ideas in an arrangement of words most often rhythmicallyUsing imagery and senses to express the way we feel about a subjectDoesnt have to rhyme

  • ElementsSimileOnomatopoeiaMetaphorIdiomHyperboleThemeAssonanceAlliterationPersonificationImageryRhymeRhythm

  • SimileCompares one thing to another using like or as

    Examples:The milk tasted like pickles.It was as dry as a bone.Life is like a box of chocolates.Back to Elements

  • OnomatopoeiaUsing words that sound like their meaning

    Examples:buzz splat crash whoosh moo pow chug whewbeep bam bang chirpBuzz went the bees.Moo said the cow.Back to Elements

  • MetaphorA comparison between two things which does not use like or as.May sound false at first, but is a clever way to make a point.

    Examples:My love is a rose.You are my sunshine.America is a melting pot. Back to Elements

  • IdiomA language familiar to a group of people.The dialect of people or a region.

    Examples:That was easy as pie.Boy, my brain was cookin.Yall comin to da party tonight?Back to Elements

  • HyperboleA large exaggeration, usually used with humor.

    Examples:Her feet were so big she could go water skiing without the skies.You could have knocked me over with a feather. Back to Elements

  • AssonanceA repetition of vowel sounds within syllables with changing consonants.

    Examples:Tilting at windmills.The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plains.Back to Elements

  • AlliterationStarting three or more words with the same sound.

    Examples:A skunk sat on a stump.Wendy worries about her weird wart.She sells seashells by the seashore.Back to Elements

  • PersonificationAssigning the qualities of a person to something that isnt human.

    Examples:The leaves danced in the wind.Opportunity knocked on the door.At precisely 6:30 a.m. my alarm clock sprang to life.Back to Elements

  • ImageryThe reader can picture the scene in his mind.Usually appeals to the 5 senses.

    Examples:I wandered lonely as a cloud.A host of golden daffodils.Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.Beside the lake, beneath the trees.

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  • RhymeThe repetition of sounds within different words, either end sound, middle or beginning. Words having a sound similar to others.

    Examples:bat hat cat fatlake snake fake rakeremain refrain regaintrim brim prim

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  • RhythmThe flow of words within each meter or stanza.Music, speech, or movements which are characterized by equal or regularly alternating beats.

    Examples:Chicka-chicka boom chicka boom chicka boomDa-da-da-dummmm, da-da-da-dummmmBack to Elements

  • ThemeThe message, point of view, and idea of the poem. The topic or subject.

    Examples:NatureSchoolLove

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  • BibliographyBasic Elements of Poetry http://www.buzzle.com/articles/basic-elements-of-poetry.htmlLiterary Terms http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/Online dictionary http://www.merriam-webster.com/Microsoft Clip Art http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/Georgia Performance Standards 5th grade