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  1. Poetry This Power Point will change every 2 minutes. If you miss something, it will cycle through again. Just keep going!

  2. Poetry • A literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm: poems collectively or as a genre of literature.

  3. Figurative Language Metaphor 6. Alliteration Simile 7. Foreshadow Personification 8. Flashback Hyperbole 9. Symbolism Onomatopoeia

  4. Metaphor -Comparing two things without using like or as. Example: My dad is a growling bear when he gets woken up too early.

  5. Simile -Comparing two things using like or as. Example: Sam is so good at math, he’s like a human computer!

  6. Personification • To give non-human things human abilities. Example: The flowers danced in the breeze all day long.

  7. Hyperbole - An extreme exaggeration. Example: I’ll die if I don’t make a 100% on my test!

  8. Onomatopoeia • Words that imitate sounds. Example: Boom, Bam, Pow, etc.

  9. Alliteration -The repetition of beginning sounds in words. Example: The blonde boy bounced the ball.

  10. Foreshadowing • Clues or hints the author gives of what is going to happen in the future. Example: Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived with her mother. Her mother asked her to take her old and lonely grandmother some food one day."Don't stop along the way. Go straight to your Grandma's house and back. Don't talk to any strangers and watch out for the wolf in the woods!Now getalong!"

  11. Flashback - When an author refers back to something that already took place in the story Example: The wolf went up to Little Red Riding Hood and told her that he knew a shortcut. Little Red Riding Hood thought back to what her mother told her. “Don’t talk to any strangers and watch out for the wolf in the woods!” But it was too late, she had already listened to the wolf’s directions.

  12. Symbolism -A symbol is often an ordinary object, event, person, or animal to which we have attached extraordinary meaning and significance. Example: We use a picture of a skull and crossbones to symbolize poison or danger.

  13. Stanza - A formal division of lines in a poem considered as a unit

  14. Rhythm - Pattern of beats or stresses in spoken or written language