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Literary Terms for Poetry

B. McInnis

Puzzle contains words and definitions that you may use to create poems with charm and depth.

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3.regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables repeated in a unit called a foot.
4.lines of unrhymed iambic pentameter in no particular stanza form
5.a Japanese poem in three lines of five, seven, and five syllables
8.repetition of initial sounds in a series of words, e.g.: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers..
9.an intentional overstatement or exaggeration like I told you a trillion times.
1.word whose sound resembles what it describes (snap, crackle, boom)
2.attributing human qualities to nonhuman things. (The alarm clock shrieked...)
3.a comparison equating two things that may seem dissimilar at first
6.group of lines in a poem that forms a metrical or thematic unit like a paragraph
7.a comparison between unlike things using the words like or as

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