Use the terms of these flash cards for poetry or literature classes
There are 17 flash cards in this set (3 pages to print.)
1. Print out the cards.
2. Cut along the dashed lines.
3. Fold along the solid lines.
Sample flash cards in this set:
|onomatopoeia||words that imitate the sound they are naming -ex. buzz, crash|
|alliteration||constant sounds repeated at the beginning of the story ex - peter piper|
|consonance||similar to alliteration except the repated consonant sounds can be anywhere ex. - uncertain, rustling|
|assonance||repeated vowel sounds in a line or lines of poetry (often creates near rhyme ex lake, fate, base|
|personification||an animal given human-like qualities or an object given life-like qualities - ex. the sea moaned|
|refrain||a sound, word, prhase, or line repeated regularly in a poem|
|imagery||languages that appeals to the senses. Most are visual - but also can be sound, touch, taste, or smell|
|symbolism||when a person, place, thing or event that has meaning in itself also represents. or stands for something else. ex. state bird = america|
|allusion||comes from the verb allude which means to refer to. It is a reference to something famous or well known.|
|parody||imitation of a poem or another poet's style of comic effect, spoof|
|pun||play on words ex an elephants opinion holds a lot of weight|
|oxymoron||figure of speech that is a combo of contradictory words ex. jumbo shrimp|
|simile||comparison using like or as|
|metaphor||a direct comparison of two unlike things|
|hyperbole||an exaggeration used for emphasis|
|litotes||understatement - opposite of hyperbole, often ironic|
|idiom||an expression where theliteral meaning of the words is not the meaing of the expression. It means something other than what it actually says. ex Raining cats and dogs|