Poetry Terms Crossword Puzzle

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  • poetry : a type of literature that expresses ideas, feelings, or tells a story in a specific form
  • end rhyme : a word at the end of one line rhymes with a word at the end of another line
  • caesura : a natural pause or break in a line of poetry, usually near the middle of the line.
  • epigram : a witty saying expressing a single thought or observation
  • meter : a regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
  • assonance : repetition of vowel sounds
  • stanza : a group of lines in a poem
  • narrative poem : a poem that tells a story
  • end stop : the ending of a line with punctuation
  • consonance : repetition of consonant sounds anywhere in words
  • slant rhyme : two words that have some sound in common but do not rhyme exactly
  • form : the look of a poem
  • haiku : 3 unrhymed lines (5, 7, 5) usually focusing on nature
  • speaker : the narrator of a poem
  • ballad : a poem written in four-line stanzas, set to music
  • eye rhyme : a similarity between words in spelling but not in pronunciation
  • diction : word choice
  • free verse : poetry that does not conform to a regular meter or rhyme scheme
  • shift : change or turn in a poem
  • rhythm : the beat of a poem
  • internal rhyme : a word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line
  • poet : the author of the poem
  • alliteration : repetition of initial consonant sounds