Eng 10 Poetry Terms: Examples

personification
“Heart! We will forget him!” OR “Jazz Fantasia”- happy tin pans, cry like a racing car

simile
“Miss Rose”- wrapped up like garbage OR your eyes shine like the stars in the sky

metaphor
“Miss Rosie”- you wet brown bag of a woman

extended metaphor
“Ode to My Socks” OR Rhianna’s song “Umbrella”

symbol
Scarlett Letter- adultery
heart- love
American flag- freedom, patriotism, pride

alliteration
white, weeping willow

imagery
red, juicy, big, apple

rhyme
“We Real Cool”- we lurk late; we strike straight

internal rhyme
“Raven”- Ah, distinctly I remember it was a bleak December

allusion
I am no Romeo.

onomatopoeia
“Jazz Fantasia”- buzz, splash, boom, husha hush, ooze, scratch

rhythm
“Jazz Fantasia”- had irregular rhythm

speaker
“Jazz Fantasia”- speaker talks to the musicians

ode
“Ode to My Socks”

tone
Freak the Mighty- humorous, sad, happy, etc.

assonance
“Annabel Lee”- My life and my bride

ballad
usually folk or literary & have a tragic ending

free verse
“Jazz Fantasia” did not have a regular rhyme pattern

lyric poetry
“Heart! We will forget him!” – displays emotions but does not tell a story

theme
Freak the Mighty- friendship, acceptance
Through the Tunnel- independence, determination