Gorey LA PI Poetry

simile
a figure of speech where by two like things are compared, often using as or like

irony
expressing something by voicing a opposite or contrary meaning. Usually with deliberate sarcasm.

allegory
a poem (or story) which contains a hidden or abstract meaning, seeming to be one thing overtly, but symbolically and figuratively treating another

assonance
a poetic device whereby the same vowel sounds are used to emphasize a resemblance of sounds, usually in stressed syllables

metaphor
a figure of speech where a word or phrase is applied to an unrelated object or concept

limerick
a humorous verse composed of five lines in a specific rhyming pattern, “aabba”, with the 1st, 2nd, and 5th line being long, and the 3rd and 4th lines being short

stanza
a group of lines forming a basic unit of division in poetry

personification
attributing human qualities or traits to inanimate objects or abstract concepts

symbolism
the use of a thing or concept to represent or suggest something else, in a meaningful way

alliteration
the repetition of the same beginning letter or sound in a group of closely connected words

allusion
a reference to or suggestion of something, without mentioning it directly

meter
the rhythm found in poetry, determined by the kind and number of feet

consonance
the use of repeated consonants as a poetic device, especially at the ends of words

epic
a long, narrative poetic work in which a hero undertakes various tasks of an unusually impressive nature

figurative
not a literal representation; metaphorical

rhyme
verse where the ends of different lines correspond in sound

syntax
the arrangement, rules, or patterns of words

tone
a particular manner of expression used to convey mood, attitude, character, or atmosphere

imagery
the use of figurative language to depict strong visual images

onomatopoeia
a word formed using sounds or a sound that is closely connected with that word