PATTERSON’S ENGL 1102 POETRY TERMS

 

Link to online literary dictionary from Gale Resources

 

List may be modified in class. 

 

1. alliteration

2. allusion

3. apostrophe

4. ballad

5. blank verse

6. caesura

7. carpe diem

8. connotation

9. couplet

10. denotation

11. diction

12. elegy

13. end rhyme

14. end-stopped line

15. enjambment

16. exact rhyme

17. figurative language

18. free verse

19. half rhyme

20. hyperbole

21. iambic pentameter

22. imagery

     22a. visual

     22b. auditory

     22c. olfactory

     22d. tactile

     22e. gustatory

23. internal rhyme

24. irony

25. lyric poetry

26. narrative poetry

27. metaphor

28. meter

29. onomatopoeia

30. pathos

31. personification

32. simile

33. sonnet

34. speaker

35. stanza

36. stress

37. tone

38. understatement