ESL Poetry Terms Synonyms

Allusion
indication, suggestion

Apostrophe
deviation, straying
Apostrophe

Assonance
melody, harmony, tune
Assonance

Caesura
interval, pause, rest, stop, break, interruption
Caesura

Denotation
definition, meaning, implication
Denotation

Dissonance
disagreement

Figurative Language
simile, metaphor, idioms

Free verse
unrhymed verse

Hyperbole
exaggeration
Hyperbole

Iambic pentameter
a meter in poetry

Metaphor
emblem, symbol

Meter
measure, pattern, rhyme, structure
Meter

Personification
human characteristics, role
Personification

Romanticism
emotion, belief

Refrain
chorus
Refrain

Simile
comparison

Speaker
talker, writer
Speaker

Stanza
strophe, verse
Stanza

Tone
pitch, volume, shade
Tone

Mood
state of mind, attitude
Mood