Poetry Terminology /Dickinson

death
One of Dickinson’s major themes

seclusion
Dickinson spent most of her life in ________

white
Dickinson liked wearing this color

symbolism
when a person, place, thing, or event also represents or stands for something else.

rhyme
words sound alike because they share the same ending vowel and consonant sounds

assonance
repeated vowel sounds in a line or lines of poetry.

simile
a comparison using like or as than or resembles.

haiku
three line poem where the first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the third line has 5 syllables (5-7-5)

style
Emily was known for her poetry _________, using unique punctuation and capitalization methods.

idiom
an expression where the literal meaning of the words is not the meaning of the expression.

imagery
language that appeals to the senses

speaker
the narrator of a poem

metaphor
a direct comparison between two unlike things

narrative
a poem that tells a story

pentameter
five feet per line

couplet
2 line stanza

stanza
a group of lines arranged together

Heart we will forget him
Dickinsons poem that uses personification because she talks to her heart as if it is a human

implied
the comparison is hinted at but not clearly stated

Amherst
the city where Emily Dickinson lived

consonance
the repeated consonant sounds can be anywhere in the words

quatrain
A four line stanza

poetry
a type of literature that expresses ideas, feelings, or tells a story in a specific form

poet
author of the poem

personification
an animal given human-like qualities or an object given life-like qualities.

Shakespeare Sonnet
a fourteen line poem with a specific rhyme scheme

rhythm
the beat created by sounds of words in a poem

meter
a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

Calvinist
Emily’s religion

Botany
Emily Dickinson’s other hobby besides her poetry

Blankverse
poetry written in unrhymd iambic pentameter lines

Heartbreak
the major theme of “Heart” is nobody can escape ______________.

form
the appearance of words on the page

fly
I heard a ________ buzz when I died

dead
in “I hear a fly buzz when I died” and “because I could not stop for death” both speakers are __________.

line
a group of words togther, i.e. a “sentence” in a poem

Rhymescheme
a consistent pattern of a rhyme throughout the poem

refrain
A sound, word, phrase, or line repeated regularly in a poem

lyric
a short poem usually told in first person

nearrhyme
a.k.a. imperfect rhyme, close rhyme

iambic
unstressed, stressed

hyperbole
an exaggeration used for emphasis

litote
Understatement

foot
a unit of meter

frog
in “I’m Nobody, Who Are You?” emily compares a “somebody” to this animal

cinquain
5 line stanza

alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words

concrete
the words are shaped into a picture

allusion
reference to something famous

freeverse
a very conservative type of poetry that has no rhythm or rhyme

onomatopoeia
a word that imitates the sound it represents

internalrhyme
a word inside aline rhymes with another word on the same line

endrhyme
a word at the end of one line rhymes with a word at the end of another line

extended
a metaphor that goes several lines or possible the entire length of a work,