Poetry Unit Resources



2017-2018 Poetry Packet:




Poetry Unit Test Review Sheet

Poetry Quizlets
Part 1 - https://quizlet.com/_2osfnt
Part 2 - https://quizlet.com/_2osghv
Part 3 - https://quizlet.com/_2osi5h


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Poetry Definitions:

Free Verse
A style of poetry that does not start with any pre-determined rules
Connotation
The associations a word brings to mind
Denotation
The Dictionary Definition of a word
Rhythm
a musical quality produced by repeating sound patterns
Rhyme
Repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following them, in words that are close together.
Tone
The intended emotion behind the words; the speaker’s attitude
Mood
What the reader sees and feels when reading the piece
Allusion
Making a reference to something well-known

Imagery
Using vivid language to put pictures in the reader’s mind
Theme
1. The main idea
2. The lesson or moral
3. The point the author is making
Refrain
A word/phrase that is repeated at regular intervals throughout the poem
Alliteration
The repetition of a consonant sound in words that appear close together
Onomatopoeia
Words that imitate sounds
Personification
Giving human qualities to non-human things
Sensory Language
Descriptive language used to awaken the five senses

Simile
A comparison between two unlike things using like, as, resembles, or than: X ~ Y
Metaphor
A comparison between two unlike things, where one is said to be the other: X = Y
Hyperbole
An extreme exaggeration
Oxymoron
The combination of two normally contradictory/opposite terms
Juxtaposition
The placement of two concepts, descriptions or words side by side or figuratively next to each other
Repetition
Repeating sounds, syllables, words, or phrases for emphasis
Irony of Circumstance
When the opposite of what is expected happens
Verbal Irony
When a character says the opposite of what they mean
Dramatic Irony
When a character speaks in ignorance of a situation that the audience knows about

Haiku
A Japanese poetry form with 3 lines, containing 5,7,5 syllables
Cliché
An overused, worn out expression
Pun
Using a word or words that have more than one meaning, where both meanings can apply
Idiom
An expression that doesn’t mean its literal translation
Extended Metaphor
An overarching comparison that runs throughout a poem, where smaller metaphors contribute along the way
Tone
The intended emotion behind the words; the speaker’s attitude
Perseverance
Persistence despite difficulties


A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson




"Because I Could Not Stop for Death" by Emily Dickinson

"Because I Could Not Stop for Death" - Video

"Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll




Langston Hughes Symposium

Love That Dog - Author Page - Sharon Creech



"Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes

"My November Guest" by Robert Frost

"My November Guest" - Sung

"Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost



Poetry.org

Puns with Johnny Carson

"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost

"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" - Video

"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Raven" - Audio




"The Raven" - Allusion in Blue's Traveler
"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

"The Road Not Taken" Video

"The Road Not Taken" - Allusion found in "If You Could Only See" by Tonic


William Blake's "The Tyger" video

"Where I'm From" by George Ella Lyon (Text and Audio)