Elements of Poetry Flashcards

Terms Definitions
Simile
A comparison of one thing to another, using the words "like," "as," or "as though."
Metaphor
Comparing one thing to another by saying that one thing is another thing
Personification
Speaking as if something were human when it's not.
Assonance
happens when vowels agree in words, though they may not rhyme
Alliteration
the repetition of the same sound in different words.
Refrain
Lines repeated in the same way, that repeat regularly in the poem.
Hint:
Repeated.
Onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia means words or phrases that sound like the things they are describing
Stanza
a group within a poem which may have two or many lines
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