Get your children thinking about poetry terminology with this definitions game.
Distribute the 25 cards amongst the class or group. Each card has a question (E.g. Who has another word for verse?) and an answer (E.g. I have stanza). The questions and answers follow each other around the room as pupils work out where their card fits into the sequence.
Definitions: acrostic, alliteration, assonance, ballad, couplet, free verse, haiku, half-rhyme, internal rhyme, kenning, limerick, metaphor, narrative poem, onomatopoeia, personification, rap, repetition, riddle, rhyme, rhyme pattern, shape poem, simile, sonnet, syllable, stanza
The cards are given in order so the teacher can keep a full copy as the answer sheet while pupils receive the cut up cards randomly.
This resource is also available as part of our Poetry Pack