Poetry Vocabulary

1. Meter: The number of syllables in a line and how they are accented creates the poem’s “beat”
or rhythm.


2. Rhyme Scheme: A pattern of rhyming words in a poem.


3. Line: One line in a poem.


4. Rhyme: Words that have the same ending sounds.


5. Theme: The lesson or message the author is trying to convey.


6. Stanza: A group of lines that are together in a poem.


7. Repetition: Words or phrases that are repeated in a poem.


8. Mood: The feeling the author is trying to convey