Poetry Glossary Simile (AF7) Comparisons that use “like” or “as.” Metaphor (AF7) Comparisons that say one thing is another. Uses the same starting sound over and over. Alliteration (AF7) Personification (AF7) Onomatopoeia (AF7) Rhyme (AF7 and AF3) Repetition (AF3 and AF1) A stanza or verse (AF3) When an object or thing is given human like qualities. The use of words that imitate sounds. Words that sound alike – these can make poems fun and clever. Words or phrases are repeated throughout the poem – this can add impact to your poem. Poetry can be structured into different parts. These usually have a pattern, for example four lines per stanza or verse. A breeze is whiffling through the grass like a comb running through your hair. The River’s a wanderer. He twists and turns. Tugging and Tickling Taking all the traffic The River is a singer, As he dances along. Coo-coo Willow, pillow, deep, keep, hum thumb The River’s a …… The Rivers’ a……. Lying in the river bank Beneath the trailing willow, My anorak behind my head Folded as a pillow.