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Poetry is the best words in the best places. Poetry begins as a lump in the throat. Poetry is what makes your toes twinkle. Poetry. Poetic Devices. Similes A simile compares two things as similar, using the words like or as. Her words cut like... White as... Red like... As hot as...

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Poetry is the best words in the best places.

Poetry begins as a lump in the throat.

Poetry is what makes your toes twinkle.

Poetry

similes a simile compares two things as similar using the words like or as
SimilesA simile compares two things as similar, using the words like or as.
  • Her words cut like...
  • White as...
  • Red like...
  • As hot as...
  • As cold as...
  • He ran like...
  • ...a startled rabbit
  • ...embers in a campfire
  • ...a knife
  • ...drops of blood
  • ...a gussy
  • ...an early Winter’s morning

Activity

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Touch

Feel

Texture

metaphors a metaphor is another way of creating an image a metaphor says that one object is another
Metaphors:A metaphor is another way of creating an image. A metaphor says that one object is another:
  • The night is...
  • The sun is...
  • My bed is...
  • His laugh is...
  • A book is...
  • ...an adventure to be taken
  • ...a warm cocoon
  • ...a dark hot chocolate
  • ...a flower in springtime
  • ...a healer’s touch
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The beach

The beach is a quarter of golden fruit,

a soft ripe melon

sliced to a half-moon curve,

having a thick green rind

of jungle growth;

and the sea devours it

with its sharp,

sharp white teeth.

William Hart-Smith

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PersonificationPersonification is a special kind of metaphor in which human characteristics are given to non-human things:
  • The wind...
  • The trees...
  • The fire...
  • The door...
  • The window...
  • The moon...
  • ...stretch out their withered arms
  • ...smiled down upon us
  • ...groaned to use its weary joints
  • ...leapt and danced with delight
  • ...whispered my name
  • ...screams its protest

Activity

use personification to create imagery about these things
Use personification to create imagery about these things:
  • A gentle breeze...
  • The cold wind...
  • The branches...
  • The bright sun...
  • The dark night...