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Vocabulary

1.Speaker- The person who is supposed to be saying the poem.

 

2.Intended audience- The person/people the poem is aimed at.

 

3.Line- What poems are made up of, all the words in each row.

 

4.Stanza- A fixed # of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem.

5. Rhythm- the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements.

6.Foot- The combination of a strong stress and the associated weak stress or stresses, which make up the recurrent metric unit of a line.

7.Meter- The recurrence in regular units, of a prominent feature in the sequence of speech sounds of a language.

8.Internal rhythm- a rhyme between words in the same line.

 9End Rhyme- Rhymed on the terminal syllables of the verses.

 10.Rhyme scheme- The arrangement of rhymes in a poem or stanza.

 11.Alliteration-The repetition of a speech sound in a sequence of nearby words.

 12.Consonance-The repetition of 2 or more consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words.

 13.Assonance- The repetition of identical or similar vowels in a sequence of nearby words.

 14.Onomatopoiea- use of words or phrases that imitates or describes the sound it names.

 15.Imagery-The use of vivid or figurative language to represent objects, actions, or ideas.

 16.Simile- a comparison of 2 unlike things; indicated by the word “like” or “as”

 17.Personification- an ontological metaphor in which a thing or abstraction is represented as a person.