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What is a Verb?


A Verb is a doing word. It's the word that gives the action in a sentence.

Examples of Using Verbs in sentances

She walked along the path.

They swam in the ocean.

The morning sun rose in the sky.

Verbs are used in poetry to create different effects, they are used to make a sentence more interesting and to help describe the action of the subject

Why don't you try writing a poem using metaphors and enter it into one of our poetry competitions.

For information on poetry terms other than a metaphor visit our poetry glossary – poetry terms.

Poetry Terms

Adjective Kenning Poetry Slam Rhythm
Alliteration Metaphor Powerful Verbs Simile
Anthology Meter Prose Stanza
Assonance Onomatopoeia Refrain Syllable
Chorus Oxymoron Repetition Synonym
Consonance Personification Rhyme Verb
Envoi Poetry Rhyming Couplet Verse
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