Poetry Introduction

By Andres, Alysha, Catherine, and Blake

Limerick

The definition of a limerick is a funny verse that has fives lines in it. The limerick's first, second, and fifth line all have to rhyme. Also, the third and second have to rhyme. An example of a limerick would be...

Rhyming

Rhyming is when the ending of two words sound the same. These are words that rhyme:


Stanza

A stanza is a group of lines that are made to make a poem. Examples of stanzas would be...


Sonnet

A sonnet is a fourteen line poem that has rhymes. An example of a sonnet is...


Free Verse

A free verse is a poem that uses stanzaic form, and has no regular rhymes. An example of a free verse would be...


Hyperbole

Hyperbole is a really clear exaggeration. An example of a hyperbole would be...


Simile

A simile is a comparison that uses only like or as. An example of simile would be...


Metaphor

A metaphor is a comparison that uses anything but like or as. An example of a metaphor would be...


Flashback

A flashback is a past event that will disturb the forward action of a literature of some kind. An example of a flash back would be...