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Poetry Definitions

acrostic poem:
a poem where one or more words are written down the left margin, with one letter per line, then using those letters as the start of each line

the repetition of consonant sounds in words

anology poem:
a comparison of two things that are similar in many ways

the repetition of vowel soounds in words

four line descriptive poem:
a poem with four lines following a certain pattern and each line begins with the same letter - 1st line has the subject of the poem, 2nd line has two adjectives, 3rd line has a statement, 4th line has an adjective to describe the statement

descriptive language that 'paints a picture' or speaks to the reader`s senses

language that stresses a relationship between two things, giving one thing the qualities of the other (basically - a 'stronger' similie, not using 'like' or 'as')

giving human attributes to a non-human thing or idea

nine line syllable poem:
a poem with nine lines, each with a certain number of syllables: line 1-1 syllable, line 2-2 syllables, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5, 6-4, 7-3, 8-2, 9-1

sensory poem:
a poem that takes one thing and describes it using each of the five senses; taste, smell, sight, touch, and sound.

a comparison between two things using 'like' or 'as'

lines of verse grouped together to form a pattern usually repeated in the poem