POETRY Itâ€™s rhyme time! Poems can be... ï‚› Free Verse...
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POETRYIts rhyme time!
Poems can be...Free VerseRhyming
Free Verse Poems...Do not rhymeDo not have a patternDo not have a rhythmDo not have a structure
Rhyming Poems...RhymeMay have a patternHas a rhythmMay have a structure
WordsChoose the absolute best words for your poem. Use a thesaurus to replace dead words.Think of your five senses; touch, taste, sight, hearing, and smell.
PunctuationIs used to show the reader how to read the poemMay not have any punctuationMay have commas, periods, question marks, and exclamation pointsNeeds to be consistent
StanzasA divided section with a group of linesA format chosen by the poetMay include a rhyming pattern
RefrainRepetitive line found throughout the poemIs usually found in the same place in each stanzaSimilar to the chorus in a song
POETRY VOCABULARYFigurative Language SimileMetaphorPersonificationImagery End rhymeRepetitionAlliterationOnomatopoeia
Figurative Language When the Author of a poem writes something, but doesnt really mean it literally. 4 types: Metaphor Simile Personification
SimilesWhen you compare something using like or as.The river is peaceful, like a new baby sleeping.Her eyes are as green as emeralds. Clouds soft and fluffy like marshmallows
A comparisonNOT using like or as.It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!
Oh bright angel, speak again!Metaphors
PersonificationWhen human like qualities are given to an animal or object.Example: An overly gregarious puppy. A decrepit old car.
RHYMERhyme is used in many poems. Using words that sound alike makes poetry fun to read and write.
Examples:drink & stinkworld & hurled
RepetitionRepetition is used to make an impact on the poems tone. Words or phrases are repeated throughout the poem. Here comes summer,Here comes summer,Chirping robin, budding rose.Here comes summer,Here comes summer,Gentle showers, summer clothes.By Shel Silverstein
AlliterationAlliteration uses the same beginning word sounds over and over, like a tongue twister.
My beautiful bubbles burst and then,I simply blow some more again.
The setting sun slipped slowly down,Making room for the milky moon.
OnomatopoeiaOnomatopoeia is the use of words that imitate sounds.
Wham! Splat! Pow! I am in trouble now!
Patterned PoetryPatterned poems usually do not rhyme!They follow a specific pattern.
Examples include haiku, cinquain, acrostic, initial, and concrete poetry.
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