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Study the word list: Poetry terms

Word list to support Year 8 Poetry unit

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poem
I tried to learn the poem off by heart. *
stanza
A poem has a minimum of one stanza. *
line
The first and last word in a line of poetry is especially important. *
rhyme
Time, crime and chime all rhyme.
rhythm
Rhythm describes the regular beat in a poem when read aloud. *
tone
Tone is the feel of the text, indicated by choice of words, rhythm of sentence and such like. *
image
The poet's phrase creates a powerful image in my mind. *
simile
Simile involves describing something by comparing it with something else. *
metaphor
'The sea is a hungry dog' is an interesting metaphor. *
personification
Personification describes something non-human as if it is human. *
alliteration
Alliteration involves words that begin with the same sound. *
onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia is when the sound of a word is the same as its meaning. *
caesura
Caesura is using a full stop in the middle of a line of poetry. *
enjambment
Enjambment means to continue on a sentence on across two or more lines of poetry. *
syllable
A syllable is a single sound in a word. *

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