Poetry Terms Quiz

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Poetry Terms Quiz
Instructions: Match the Poetry Terms in the numbered column with the
lettered definitions. Re-write the definitions in your spiral by copying, or
restating in your own words.
Poetry Term
1. Stanza
2. Simile
3. Metaphor
4. Personification
5. Hyperbole
6. Repetition
7. Alliteration
8. Assonance
9. Onomatopoeia
10.Meter
11.Rhyme Scheme
Definition:
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Assigning a letter of the alphabet to rhyming words in a poem
A group of consecutive lines in a poem that form a single unit
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is spoken of as if it
had human feelings, thoughts or attitudes
A comparison between two unlike things using words such as like,
as, than, or resembles
Repetition of consonant sounds
The use of words whose sounds imitate or suggest their meaning
Repeating a word or line for emphasis
Repetition of vowel sounds (not necessarily rhyming:“Wayne
cradled his burlap sack of tools in his lap as we drove”)
An extreme exaggeration
A comparison between two unlike things in which one thing is said
to be another thing
A pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
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