Scholastic Vocabulary Lesson 14 Content Words: Poetry

onomatopoeia
a word that imitates the sound of something

rhyme
the same ending sounds

meter
the arrangement of beats in a line of poetry

simile
uses the words LIKE or AS to compare two unlike things

couplet
two lines of poetry that usually rhyme

personification
a human characteristic given to something that is not human

haiku
a three-line poem in which there are five, seven, and five syllables per line

metaphor
a comparison of two unlike things

alliteration
the repetition of the first sound of several words in a poem

sonnet
a poem with 14 lines written in a certain meter and with a special rhyme scheme