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Poetic Devices. Devices, Definitions, and Examples. Rhyming. Definition : One or two or more words corresponding in sound . Examples:. Metaphors. Definition :

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Poetic devices

Poetic Devices

Devices, Definitions, and Examples


Rhyming
Rhyming

  • Definition:

  • One or two or more words corresponding in sound

  • Examples:


Metaphors
Metaphors

  • Definition:

  • A figure of speech in which a word or phrase suggests an object or idea in place of another (the purpose is to suggest a likeness between them. Sometimes it is obvious; sometimes it requires more though.)

  • Examples:


Similes
Similes

  • Definitions:

  • A figure of speech that compares two unlike things; introduced with the words “like” or “as”

  • Examples:


Alliteration
Alliteration

  • Definitions:

  • A repetition of initial consonant sounds in two or more neighbouring words or syllables

  • Examples:


Imagery
Imagery

  • Definitions:

  • Figurative language that is used to allow readers to imagine (create mind images) what is taking place / being told

  • Examples:

  • Sight:

  • Sound:

  • Touch:

  • Smell:

  • Taste:


Personification
Personification

  • Definition:

  • Giving human characteristics to non-human things

  • Examples:


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