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POETRY It’s rhyme time!
POETRY VOCABULARY • • End rhyme Repetition Alliteration Onomatopoeia Simile Metaphor Free Verse
RHYME • Rhyme is used in many poems. Using words that sound alike makes poetry fun to read and write. • Examples: – drink & stink – world & hurled
Repetition • Repetition is used to make an impact on the poem’s tone. Words or phrases are repeated throughout the poem. • • Here comes summer, Chirping robin, budding rose. Here comes summer, Gentle showers, summer clothes. By Shel Silverstein
Alliteration • Alliteration uses the same beginning word sounds over and over, like a tongue twister. • My beautiful bubbles burst and then, • I simply blow some more again. • The setting sun slipped slowly down, • Making room for the milky moon.
Simile and Metaphor • Similes are comparisons that use “like” or “as. ” Her eyes are as green as emeralds. Clouds soft and fluffy like marshmallows. • Metaphors are comparisons that say one thing is another. My father’s anger is a volcano about to blow.
Free Verse • Free verse is poetry that has neither a particular beat or rhyme pattern. It usually does have rhythm, however.
Onomatopoeia • Onomatopoeia is the use of words that imitate sounds. • Wham! Splat! Pow! I am in trouble now!
Patterned Poetry • Patterned poems usually do not rhyme! • They follow a specific pattern. • Examples include haiku, cinquain, acrostic, initial, and concrete poetry.
Video Clip: Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O’ Neill