POETRY TERMS TO MEMORIZE

Stanza
a group of lines in poetry
Stanza

Free Verse
a kind of poetry that does not have to rhyme

Limerick
• Funny poem that rhymes
• Each stanza has 5 lines
• 1st, 2nd, 5th lines rhyme
• 3rd and 4th lines rhyme
Limerick

Simile
compare two things using like or as.
Simile

Alliteration
is when many words start with same sound.

Metaphor
compare two things WITHOUT using like or as.
Metaphor

Rhyming Words
have or end with a sound that corresponds to another
Rhyming Words