Fuel Friday: Poetry

Ever wanted to write poetry? Here’s some basic rules and definitions for you!

Foot- A unit of poetic meter or rhythm

Breve- An unaccented syllable

IAMB- A type of foot that consists of a breve followed by an accent

Anapest- A type of foot that consists of two breves followed by an accent

Trochee- A type of foot that consists of an accent followed by a breve

Meter- The rhythm of a line of poetry

Stanza- A paragraph of poetry

Rhyme- Poetry with lines that end with the same sound

Full Rhyme- Each line ends with an exact sound

Slant Rhyme- Each line ends with an approximate sound. This tends to add tension to poetry.

Metaphor- A figure of speech that calls an object something it is not due to a similarity between the two

Personification- A figure of speech that treats an object as though it were a person or has person-like attributes

Simile- A figure of speech that compares two dissimilar subjects using words including like, as, or than

Synecdoche- A figure of speech where a part of an object represents the whole object

Now have at it! Make sure and tag me with your poetic ventures on Instagram @abrigailjulian

1 thought on “Fuel Friday: Poetry

  1. Loving your blog! Happy writing! -Mrs Susie

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