Glossary

Figurative Language

Metaphors - Describe one thing as if it were something else.

Personification - Gives human qualities to something that is not human.

Similes - Use like or as to compare two seemingly unlike things.

Symbol - Anything that represents something else.

Alliteration - The repetition of constant sounds in the beginning of words.

Repetition - The use of any element of language.

Assonance - The repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in stressed syllables.

Consonance - The repetition of similar constant sounds at the ends of accented syllables.

Onomatopoeia - The use of words that imitate sounds.

Rhyme - The repetition of sounds at the ends of words.

Meter - The rhythmical pattern in a poem.

Narrative - Tells a story in verse.

Haiku - Is a three-line Japanese verse form.

Free Verse - Defined by its lack of strict structure.

Lyric - Expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker.

Ballads - Songlike poems that tell stories.

Concrete - Shaped to look like their subjects.

Limericks - Humorous, rhyming, five-line poems with a specific rythem pattern and rhyme scheme.

Rhyming Couplets - Pairs of rhyming lines.

Rapping - Communication by the sound of taps or knocks, as between medium and spirit during a séance.

Speckled - A small speck, spot, or mark, as on skin.

Cuddles - To hold close in an affectionate manner; hug tenderly; fondle.

Respite - A delay or cessation for a time, especially of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief.

Implore - To beg urgently or piteously, as for aid or mercy.

Chamber - A room, usually private, in a house or apartment, especially a bedroom.

Gloating - To look at or think about with great or excessive, often smug or malicious, satisfaction.

Fowl - Any bird

Dirges - A funeral song or tune, or one expressing mourning in commemoration of the dead.

Plutonian - Of, pertaining to, or resembling Pluto or the lower world; infernal.

Lattice - A window, gate, or the like consisting of such a structure.

Mortal - Belonging to this world.

Roaming - To wander over or through.

Timid - Lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed.

Cliché - A trite, stereotyped expression; a sentence or phrase, usually expressing a popular or common thought or idea, that has lost originality, ingenuity, and impact by long overuse, as sadder but wiser, or strong as an ox.