Poetic Devices The Sounds of Poetry. Get our your Chains Figurative Language Notes if you still have them. If not, you will write all of these notes. Everyone will need to add some items. . Term: Onomatopoeia Definition: When a word’s pronunciation imitates its sound .
The Sounds of Poetry
Get our your Chains Figurative Language Notes if you still have them. If not, you will write all of these notes. Everyone will need to add some items.
Examples: Buzz Fizz Woof HissClinkBoom Beep
Definition: Repeating a word or words for effect.
Can make it out here alone.
Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.
There once was a girl from Chicago
I’m making a pizza the size of the sun.
Example: Where Fair Air Bear Glare
Term: End Rhyme
Definition: rhyme of the terminal (last) syllables of lines of poetry
Example: “Vincent” Tim Burton
Term: Rhyme Scheme
Definition: the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse. Starting with the letter A and continuing through the alphabet, each end sound is assigned a new letter.
Amazing Grace! How sweet that sound (a)I once was lost as I could be (b)I was blind, but now I see (b)My life has gone from lost to found (a)
Definition: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Peter Piper picked a pickled pepper.
Definition: When consonant sounds repeat in the middle or end of words.
Vowels:a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y.
Consonants: all other letters.
Definition: When vowel soundsrepeat in a line of poetry
Fleet feet sweep by sleeping geese.
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
4.The whiskey on your breathCould make a small boy dizzy;But I hung on like death:Such waltzing was not easy.
5.Homework! Oh, homework!I hate you! You stink!I wish I could wash youaway in the sink.
The Creative Use of Words
Definition: the meaning of words in their usual sense without metaphor
Example: I’m freezing to death (literally.)
Term: Figurative Language Meaning
Definition: the meaning of words and phrases that have exaggerated or altered the usual meanings of the component words
Example: I’m freezing to death (figuratively).
Term: Connotative Meaning
Definition: a commonly understood cultural of emotional association that a word of phrase carries
Example: Snake (Greedy, Evil, Vicious)
Definition: an extended comparison using multiple examples and situations
It feels like we've been out at sea, oh,So back and forth that's how it seems,And when I wanna talk you say to meThat if it's meant to be it will be.Whoa-oh-ohSo crazy is this thing we call love,And now that we've got it, we just can't give upI'm reaching out for you,Get me out here in the water and I...I'm overboardAnd I need your love to pull me upI can't swim on my ownIt's too muchFeels like I'm drowning without your love,So throw yourself out to me, my lifesaver.Life saver, oh life saverMy life saverLife saver, oh life saverWhoa.
“Overboard” by Justin Bieber
Definition: A comparison of two seemingly unlike things with like, as, or than; used to make a description more vivid
Her eyes were like fireflies.
The cast on Michael’s broken leg was like a plaster shackle.
“The truth comes out a little at a time
And it spreads just like a fire
Slips off of your tongue
from “White Liar” by Miranda Lambert
Definition: a figure of speech that uses one thing to mean another and makes a direct comparison between the two.
She hung her head: a dying flower.
Arguing with her was dueling with hand grenades.
“You are the thunder and I am the lightning.”
from “Naturally” by Selena Gomez
Definition: a highly exaggerated figure of speech (to wait forever and a day)
Old Mr. Johnson has been teaching here since the Stone Age.
Frank can knock a baseball off the continent.
“When you come around, I get paralyzed.”
“If I ever did that, I think I’d have a heart attack.”
-- from “Heart Attack” by Demi Lovato
Definition: giving human abilities or traits to non-human things
The moon turned over to face the day.
One unhappy icicle wasted away in the day.
“You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes.”
from “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
Definition: an expression, word, or phrase that has a figurative meaning and/or connotative meaning that cannot be determined from the actual phrase or words
“Now it's happened once or twiceSomeone couldn't pay the priceAnd I'm afraid I had to rake 'em 'cross the coals.”
“Flotsam, Jetsam, now I’ve got her, boys. The boss is on a roll!”
-- “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid
Definition: the language of a particular district, social class, or group of persons; used in literature as a tool of revealing character, class, or district.
“Baby, you a songYou make me wanna roll my windows down and cruiseDown a back road blowin’ stop signs through the middleEvery little farm town with you.”
“I got my window down”
--from “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly
Definition: language that appeals to sight, smell, taste, sound, or touch
“I am the one hiding under your bedTeeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red…..
I am the one hiding under yours stairsFingers like snakes and spiders in my hair.”
-- “ This is Halloween” from The Nightmare Before Christmas
Definition: frequent use of words, places, colors, characters, or objects that mean something beyond what they are on a literal level; a working/physical metaphor
Definition: an implied or direct reference to something well-known in literature or history
“One day you here, one day you there, one day you careYou're so unfair sipping from the cuptill it runneth over, Holy Grail.”
--from “Holy Grail” by Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
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