the imaginary voice assumed by the writer of a poem
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
The pattern or sequence in which end rhyme occurs throughout a poem. The first end sound is represented with an “a,” the second end sound is represented with a “b,” and so on. When the first sound is repeated at the end of another line within the poem, it is also designated as “a.”
verse in which a speaker expresses personal thoughts and feelings
the repetition of initial consonant sounds, such as “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.”
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
a figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words. Simple examples include such words as buzz, hiss, hum.
a direct comparison between dissimilar things. “Your eyes are stars” is an example.
a figure of speech that uses like, as, or as if to make a direct comparison between two essentially different objects, actions, or qualities; for example, “The sky looked like an artist’s canvas.”
a word at the end of one line rhymes with a word at the end of another line
a group of lines in a poem or song that constitute a division (in prose: paragraph)
A word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line
the opposite of exaggeration. It is a technique for developing irony and/or humor where one writes or says less than intended.
the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning; or, incongruity between what is expected and what actually happens
a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize
a person, place, or object that represents something beyond itself
harsh, caustic personal remarks to or about someone; less subtle than irony
a period in the 1920s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature flourished
I, too, sing america, early to mid 1900s; poet; A Dream Differed, I, Too, Sing America; Black, Harlem Rennaisance, Civil Rights, jazz/blues
was an American Romantic poet. Cullen was one of the leading African American poets of his time, associated with the generation of black poets of the Harlem Renaissance., Yet Do I Marvel, Incident
When did the Harlem Renaissance begin?
Many suggest during World War I
What type of music was created during the Harlem Renaissance?
What ended the period known as the Harlem Renaissance?
“If we must die, let it not be like hogs” is an example of what?
Who wrote the poem “If we must die”?
Who wrote, “My Race”, “Poem”, and “Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem”?
What was the poem “Incident” about?
a boy being called the “N” word; racism
What is the tone of the poem, “For a Lady I Know”?
sarcasm or irony
Who wrote the poems “Incident” and “For a Lady I Know?”