Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Definition: A meter is the measure of beats in a poem.

Example: Shall I comPARE thee TO a SUMmer's DAY?

Significance: A meter is important because it sets a tempo on the poem, which makes it easier to read and comprehend the poem.


 Definition:  Rhythm is the beat a poem follows.

My dog has a special twist,
She can't go a day unkissed.

She's not a normal dog,
Her furs the color of a log.

Significance:  Rhythm is important because it's like the structure of a poem and it keeps the poem flowing.


Definition: A rhyme is the similar sound between words.

Examples: Cat rhymes is hat, pat, sat, rat, mat, flat, fat, and brat.

Significance: Rhymes are important in poetry because it makes poetry fun to read and could make poems easier to understand.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Definition: Onomatopoeia is the sound something makes.

Emaple: Snap, crackle, POP!

Significance:  Onomatopoeia is important because is can give a picture in the reader's head about the surroundings in a poem. 


Definition:  Personification is giving a human action to an inadament object.

Example: The flower danced in the wind.

Significance:  Personification is important because it can bring regular object to life or appear more life like.

                                                        The moon gazed across the land.


Definition:  Imagery connects to your five senses, tactile, auditory, visual, olfactory, and gustatory.

Example:  I could hear the sizzle of bacon on the pan,as the bacony scent filled the room.

Significance: Imagery is important because it gives the reader an image of what's going on and what the setting might look like.  And when it connects to your five senses,  that image can seem almost life like.


Definition:  A simile is comparing two things using like or as.

Example:  The cat was as fat as a cow.

Significance: Similies are important in poetry because it shows a clearer image in the reader's head.  Like when you say a cat is fat.  How fat? The cat was as fat as a cow.  The simile shows that the cat is really fat.