GLOSSARY

- Metaphors: a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable

- Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.

- Personification: the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.

- Similies: a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid

- Alliteration: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

- Repetition: the action of repeating something that has already been said or written

- Assonance: in poetry, the repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong in nonrhyming stressed syllables near enough to each other for the echo to be discernible

- Consonance: agreement or compatibility between opinions or actions.

- Onomatopoeia: the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named

- Rhyme: correspondence of sound between words or the endings of words, esp. when these are used at the ends of lines of poetry

- Rhythm: a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound

- Lines: The poetic foot then shows the placement of accented and unaccented syllables.

- Stanzas: a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse

- Meter: stressed and unstressed syllables serving the same function as long and short syllables

- Rhyme Scheme: the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse

- Lyric Poetry: express personal or emotional feelings and are traditionally the home of the present tense

- Sonnets: a poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in English typically having ten syllables per line.

- Odes: a lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject, often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter.

- Elegies: a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead.

- Narrative Poetry: a form of poetry that tells a story
- Epics: long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the history of a nation.

- Ballads: slow form of popular love song

- Free Verse Poetry: poetry that is free from limitations of regular meter or rhythm and does not rhyme with fixed forms.

- Limericks: a humorous, frequently bawdy, verse of three long and two short lines rhyming

- Concrete Poem: poetry is a type of poetry that uses some sort of visual presentation to enhance the effect of the poem on the reader.