A little bit about poetry… 7 Grade Notes

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A little bit about
7th Grade Notes
• The repetition of a
sound at the beginning
of a word, for example:
“A little alliteration lets the
lesson linger longer”
• Repetition of ending
sounds is called rhyme.
Rhyme may be found
within the same line of
poetry or at the end of
Simile & Metaphor
• A simile is a comparison of
two things using the word
like or as.
• A metaphor is a
comparison of two unlike
things without using clue
words such as like or as.
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Simile and Metaphor
• “A simile is like a song it’s
easy to remember; a
metaphor makes soft white
snow sifted sugar in
• Giving human like traits
to a NON-human object.
For example, the wind
might be described as a
person banging on a
• The use of an object,
person, place, or even
event that stands for
something else.
• The message of a poem.
The theme is what the
writer wants to get across
to you, as the reader.
• Words that appeal to the
five senses: taste, touch,
smell, see, and hear.
These words are used to
“paint a picture” in your
• A couplet is a pair of lines that has
end rhyme (the end of the line of
poetry rhymes) Example:
Jane was sad he had gone,
But she knew his spirit would live on.
• A stanza is a group of lines in a poem.
Stanzas are generally separated by a
double space.
Narrative Poetry
• A narrative poem tells a story, just
like a short story. It has an
introduction, rising action, climax,
falling action, and a conclusion. It
also will have characters.
• Example: “The Highwayman”
• Poem titles require QUOTATION
marks, so make sure to use them
when you are answering questions on
your homework, study guide, etc 