Symbol of the Seasons Poetry Vocab

Haiku
A form of poetry that originated hundreds of years ago in Japan

Symbol
Is a person, place, object, or activity that stands for something beyond itself

Sensory details
Words and phrases that appeal to the reader’s senses of sight, touch, taste, smell, and hearing

Visualize
Help create mental pictures of the poet’s words

Parchment
Fine quality paper, usually made from the skin of goats or sheep

Calligraphers
Creators of beautiful, elaborate handwriting

Fleeting
Passing swiftly; soon gone

Emulating
Imitating

Sustain
Keep up; prolong

Couplet
two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit

Hyperbole
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally

Meter
is a unit of rhythm in poetry, the pattern of the beats

Tone
is an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience

Allusion
is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance

Mood
the feelings one acquires after reading certain words or descriptions