We are returning to poetry this week! This genre has more vocabulary than any other unit. To be successful with poetry, we need to know the vocabulary inside and out. This week is our poetry refresher! Kids should be using their flashcards EVERYDAY (we made them in class)!
Elements of Poetry = Features a poem may have
Rhyme- words that have the same ending sound
Rhyme Scheme- The pattern of rhyming in a poem
Simile- a figure of speech in which things are compared using the words “like” or “as”
Metaphor- A figure of speech in which things are compared by stating that one thing is another
Alliteration- Repetition of words with the same beginning sounds
Personification- A figure of speech in which objects are given human qualities
Onomatopoeia- Words that sound like the objects or actions they refer to
Repetition- Using the same word or phrase over and over again
Exaggeration (Hyperbole)- To make something seem larger or more important that it is
Imagery- pictures drawn in the reader’s mind by the words of the poet.
Mood- The feelings of the reader has in the poem (what the poem makes the reader feel)
Tone- The feelings of the author of the poem (how the author feels about the topic)
Stanza- Like a paragraph in an essay. Each stanza is usually separated by some blank space. Common stanza length is two, three, four, six, or eight lines
Line- Like a sentence in an essay. The group of words on the same line together
Rhythm: A regular, patterned repetition of sounds in a poem (the beat).
Enjoy the poetry!