Poetic Terms Bingo Cards

Poetry Terms Bingo Card

These cards are about Poetry Terms. These are various terms used to describe features or types of poems. These include words like accent, falling meter, hexameter, rhythm, and tetrameter.

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How To Play Poetic Terms Bingo

  1. Print out your free Poetry Terms bingo boards, or make custom ones with Bingo Card Creator. Click here to get started.
  2. Give one card to each player.
  3. Call off words randomly, for example by using a call list. You can either just say a word, like "iambic pentameter", or you can make up a more involved clue involving iambic pentameter.
  4. When a word is called, each player should find it and mark it.
  5. The first player(s) to clear five words in any direction (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) wins a small prize.

Notes: How long a bingo game lasts depends on what pace you read the clues at and how many players you have. If you read faster, such as for older or more experienced students, or if you have more players, the game tends to end more quickly. In general, I suggest allocating between twenty and thirty minutes to a bingo game. Since they can potentially end as early as the fourth word called, though that is quite rare, I encourage you to keep playing in the event of the game being over earlier than you expected it to be. Almost 90% of bingo games with a 25 word list and 25 players will see their first bingo within 7 to 11 words being called.

Words List For Poetry Terms Bingo Cards

accent anapaest dactyl elision envoy
falling meter feminine rhyme foot heptameter heroic couplet
hexameter iamb iambic pentameter persona refrain
rhythm rising meter spondee stanza stress
tetrameter trochee trope verse versification

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