Vocab Week of 11.14

  • 1. stanza - a section of a poem; consists of a line or group of lines

    2. line break - the place where a line ends

    3. theme - main point of topic of the poem - the lesson the author wants you to learn. (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH MAIN IDEA - which is what the poem/ story is mostly about) (Example: It's better to give than receive. Honesty is the best policy. Always be kind. Don't try to please everyone.)

    4. excerpt - a small part of a larger work. (example: One chapter of a novel or one paragraph of a newspaper article.)

    5. tone - the attitude of a piece of writing, expressed through the style of writing and the words the author uses. (How does the author want us to feel? happy, sad, frustrated, angry, excited, confused)

    6. simile - a comparison of two different things using the words like or as (example: He runs as fast as a cheetah. - what does it mean? It means he is very fast.)

    7. metaphor - a comparison of two things without using the words like or as (example: He has a heart of stone. - what does it mean? It means he is not kind and compassionate.)

    8. figurative language - words or phrases that mean more than their definition. Similes and metaphors are two examples of figurative language.

    9. rhyme - words that end in the same sound or sounds. (example: heart and apart, mood and rued, me and tree, crow and snow)

    10. rhyme scheme - the pattern of repeated rhyming words in a poem. (example: ABA, ABBA, ABCA)