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Unit 3 Complete:Complete 1: Assignment #3 - Poetry Vocabulary Instructions: using your textbook and online sources, write a 1-2 sentence definition of each of the following vocabulary words: imagery, metaphor, simile, voice, tone, assonance, alliteration, rhyme, sonnet, narrative, lyric, ballad, elegy, dramatic monologue 1.Using complete sentence write a 1-2 sentence definition of the vocabulary words listed above. Feel free to demonstrate your understanding of these key words by incorporating examples.Imagery is the use of words and phrases to describe the concrete experience of the five senses that will help to trigger these visions/sensations/feelings in the mind of the reader. An example ofthis is to say that “the red rose reminded me of my mother’s perfume on a hot sunny day.” Metaphor is to compare two things that are not alike and does not use terms such as “like” or “as” when making the comparison. An example of this is “the woman’s back was bent like an old willow tree leaning to the left”. Simile when you compare two things that are not alike but use the terms “like” or “as” when speaking of these two different things. An example would be, “her eyes were as blue as the ocean”.Voice is the way that a person speaks the poem but it can also mean the style in which the poem was written such as a haiku or a spoken word piece.Tone represents the mood created by the poem when read; it is the attitude created by the writer towards the reader or the subject of the poem. An example of this would be a protest poem. Assonance is when identical vowel sounds from different words follow one another; they must be close enough to be seen as repetitive. An example of this is the old song, “the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plane”. Alliteration happens when there is a repetition of consonant sounds that are identical and are very close to one another usually the words at the beginning of the lines. An example would be the tongue twister, “Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers”. Rhyme is repetition of different words with identical concluding syllables there are several types of this when it comes to poetry. An example of this would be using the words flower and shower.Sonnet is a fourteen line poem with a rhyming iambic pentameter; there are two sonnet forms consisting of the Petrarchan and the Shakespearean. An example of this would be Shakespeare Sonnet 130.