Poetic Devices & Other Poetry Terms. Terminology. Analogy. A comparison; in poetry, the most common analogies are similies and metaphors. Simile. A comparison of two things that are not alike, by using comparison words such as “like”, “as” or “than” to show how similar they are
Words and phrases that paint a picture in the mind of the reader. They contain vivid verbs and descriptors.
Ex. The dogs are on the basement stairs and coming up.
Their eyeballs roll,
their blond legs burn like brush.
When a poet repeats the same word or phrase to emphasize a certain part of a poem.
For example, musicians use the ‘chorus’ of a song to repeat a certain part that is important.
I.E. In Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” he repeats:
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment You own it, you better never let it go You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo,
If I were in charge of the world
I’d cancel oatmeal,
Allergy shots, and also