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1 Poetry Figures of Speech- Tools that help to create images in a reader’s mind to help him understand a person or an idea Devices of Sound- Language tools that poets use to help their writing sound “cool”… also used to help highlight important ideas

2 Simile Figure of speech A direct comparison using like or as Example: Your nose is LIKE a button Example from a song: You find one

3 Metaphor Figure of speech An implied/indirect comparison Example: Her eyes were a clear, blue sky Example from a song: You find one

4 Personification Figure of speech Human qualities attributed to inanimate objects or animals Words used to make something that is NOT real SEEM real or alive Example: The wind bellowed Example from a song: You find one

5 Hyperbole Figure of speech An extreme exaggeration to attain desired effect Example: My dad had a cow when he saw my grades Example from a song: You find one

6 Imagery Use of sensory information to create mental pictures which reinforce common themes Sight, sound, smell, touch, taste Often occurs in groups- image clusters Example: Color imagery, Religious imagery Example from a song: You find one

7 Symbolism The use of a concrete object, name, place, event or character to represent an abstract idea Example: Red rose= love River= a journey Example from a song: You find one

8 Irony When the opposite of what’s expected occurs Example: You can’t get a job because you have TOO much education Example from a song: You find one UGH !

9 Onomatopoeia Device of sound a word which sounds like the sound it describes Example: Buzz, honk, tweet Example from a song: You find one

10 Assonance Device of sound a repetition of a vowel sound Example: My words like silent raindrops fell Repetition of long “I” sound Example from a song: You find one

11 Consonance Device of sound a repetition of a consonant sound Example: Rubber baby buggy bumpers Repetition of “B” sound Example from a song: You find one

12 Alliteration Device of sound a repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of words Example: Tangled trail of tears Repetition of “T” sound Example from a song: You find one

13 Rhyme Device of sound a correspondence of sound Example: the cat in the hat ate a rat on a mat Example from a song: You find one

14 Iambic Pentameter * The most common verse line in English poetry. It consists of five verse feet, with each foot an iamb-that is, an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable. Shakespeare’s plays are written almost exclusively in iambic pentameter. We can use these sound devices and their natural stressed syllables, lack of stress syllables, and pauses to create rhythm in poetry… one of which is


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