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POETRY TERMS
1. Fred’s friends fried
Fritos for Friday’s food.
•Alliteration
2. The goalkeeper was
as solid as a rock.
•Simile
2. My mom is the rock
of the family.
•Metaphor
3. free and easy
•Assonance
4. Art is a jealous
mistress.
•Personification
5. Or hear old Triton
blow his wreathed
horn.
•Assonance
6. make the grade
•Assonance
7. Time is a thief.
•Metaphor
8. Mike’s microphone
made much music
•Alliteration
9. I must confess that in
my quest I felt
depressed and restless.
` Thin Lizzy, “With Love”
•Consonance
9. I must confess that in
my quest I felt
depressed and restless.
` Thin Lizzy, “With Love”
•Consonance
10. Your brother is a pig.
•Metaphor
11. You’re acting like a
pig.
•Simile
12. The trees bowed to
the ground.
•Assonance, Personification
13. And so, all the nighttide, I lie down by the
side.
•Assonance
14. He will not see me
stopping here
To watch his woods fill
up with snow.
- Robert Frost
•Consonance, alliteration
15. Life is a journey
•Metaphor
16. Rap rejects my tape deck, ejects projectile
Whether Jew or Gentile, I rank top percentile,
Many styles, More powerful than gamma rays
My grammar pays, like Carlos Santana plays
- Lauryn Hill, The Fugees, “Zealots”
•Rhyme, Consonance,
Assonance
16. Rap rejects my tape deck, ejects projectile
Whether Jew or Gentile, I rank top percentile,
Many styles, More powerful than gamma rays
My grammar pays, like Carlos Santana plays
- Lauryn Hill, The Fugees, “Zealots”
•Rhyme, Consonance,
Assonance
17. "Ah, William, we're weary of
weather,"
said the sunflowers, shining with dew.
"Our traveling habits have tired us.
Can you give us a room with a view?"
•Personification, rhyme,
imagery
18. my darling, my
darling, my life and my
bride
•Assonance
19.Fear knocked on the
door
•Personification
20. Sara’s seven sisters
slept soundly in sand
•Alliteration
21. I saw a cat
He wore a big hat!
•Imagery and rhyme
22. I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales
and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
•Imagery, rhyme
22. The package took
forever to get here!
•Hyperbole
• Find the examples of assonance.
Slow things are beautiful:
The closing of the day,
The pause of the wave
That curves downward to spray.
Elizabeth Coatsworth, "Swift Things are Beautiful"
• Find the examples of assonance.
Slow things are beautiful:
The closing of the day,
The pause of the wave
That curves downward to spray.
Elizabeth Coatsworth, "Swift Things are Beautiful"
There once was a big brown cat
That liked to eat a lot of mice
He got all round and fat
Because they tasted so nice.
Rhyme – Note that it’s not in couplet form;
it still rhymes, but in every other line. So
how would you underline the rhyme in this
poem?
Find examples of assonance
Night came on, and a full moon
rose high over the trees into the
sky, lighting the land till it lay
bathed in ghostly day.
• Jack London, The Call of the
Wild
Find examples of assonance
Night came on, and a full moon
rose high over the trees into the
sky, lighting the land till it lay
bathed in ghostly day.
• Jack London, The Call of the
Wild
Find examples of alliteration
Night came on, and a full moon
rose high over the trees into the
sky, lighting the land till it lay
bathed in ghostly day.
• Jack London, The Call of the
Wild
Find examples of alliteration
Night came on, and a full moon
rose high over the trees into the
sky, lighting the land till it lay
bathed in ghostly day.
• Jack London, The Call of the
Wild
Life is a precious possession,
Death is a loss…
Metaphor, alliteration, and possibly
consonance
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely
players:
They have their exits and their
entrances.
Shakespeare, As You Like It
Metaphor
The End.
I hope you’re ready for your test!

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