Poetry Vocabulary 2nd Grade

repetition
A name, key word, or phrase is repeated several times
repetition

poetry
A type of literature that expresses ideas, feelings, or tells a story in a specific form (usually using lines and stanzas)

poem
a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines

poet
a person who writes poetry
poet

simile
A comparison using like or as
simile

metaphor
figure of speech comparing two different things

rhyme
Repetition of sounds at the end of words
rhyme

free
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme

verse
A single line of poetry

personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
personification

meaningful
significant

compact

haiku
A japanese form of poetry, consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables
haiku

acrostic
verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message
acrostic