Vocabulary Activity for Poetry

By: Sophia Atkins

Crystal

Definition: Made of clear, brilliant glass

The crystal ring the husband gave his wife sparkled in the sunlight.




Sinewy

Definition: tough and strong

After working out for a few weeks, the man was beginning to get sinewy muscles.




Brawny

Definition: strong and muscular

The man across from my house must have a strong dog, because after walking him for a week or so, everyone noticed he was more brawny than before.




Parson

Definition: minister


Everyone loved the new parson, Mr. Brown, because he was so easy to talk to.




Wrought

Definition: shaped by hammering

The blacksmith always sells things that are wrought because to make the items the way he did he would have to hammer them into specific shapes and forms.




Haunches

DEfinition: upper legs and hips of an animal

The dog sat on her haunches, satisfied, as she watched the frightened cat run away.