Creative Writing. Unit One-25 Common Literary Terms Session 4. Review. Examples of Metaphor Meter Mood Onomatopoeia Oxymoron. Personification.
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Unit One-25 Common Literary Terms
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson employs personification in her poem “Have You Got A Brook In Your Little Heart”.
“Have you got a brook in your little heart,Where bashful flowers blow,And blushing birds go down to drink,And shadows tremble so?”
“Loveliest of Trees the Cherry Now” personifies the cherry tree,
“Loveliest of trees, the cherry nowIs hung with bloom along the bough,And stands about the woodland rideWearing white for Eastertide.”
William Blake personifies Sunflowers in his poem “Two Sunflowers Move in a Yellow Room”.
“Two SunflowersMove in the Yellow Room.
‘Ah, William, we’re weary of weather,said the sunflowers, shining with dew.Our traveling habits have tired us.Can you give us a room with a view?”
Puns- joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings.
There was an Old Man with a Beard, by Edward Lear
There was an Old Man with a beard,Who said, "It is just as I feared!--Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren,Have all built their nests in my beard!
“I would have given anything for the power to soothe her frail soul,
tormenting itself in its invincible ignorance like a small bird beating about the cruel wires of a cage.”