Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
1 PoetryFigures of Speech- Tools that help to create images in a reader’s mind to help him understand a person or an ideaDevices 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 buttonExample from a song: You find one
3 Metaphor Figure of speech An implied/indirect comparison Example: Her eyes were a clear, blue skyExample from a song: You find one
4 Personification Figure of speech Human qualities attributed to inanimate objects or animalsWords used to make something that is NOT real SEEM real or aliveExample: The wind bellowedExample from a song: You find one
5 Hyperbole Figure of speech An extreme exaggeration to attain desired effectExample: My dad had a cow when he saw my gradesExample from a song: You find one
6 ImageryUse of sensory information to create mental pictures which reinforce common themesSight, sound, smell, touch, tasteOften occurs in groups- image clustersExample: Color imagery, Religious imageryExample from a song: You find one
7 SymbolismThe use of a concrete object, name, place, event or character to represent an abstract ideaExample: Red rose= loveRiver= a journeyExample 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 educationExample from a song:You find oneUGH!
9 Onomatopoeia Device of sound a word which sounds like the sound it describesExample: Buzz, honk, tweetExample from a song: You find one
10 Assonance Device of sound a repetition of a vowel sound Example: My words like silent raindrops fellRepetition of long “I” soundExample from a song: You find one
11 Consonance Device of sound a repetition of a consonant sound Example: Rubber baby buggy bumpersRepetition of “B” soundExample from a song: You find one
12 Alliteration Device of sound a repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of wordsExample: Tangled trail of tearsRepetition of “T” soundExample 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 matExample from a song: You find one
14 We can use these sound devices and their natural stressed syllables, lack of stress syllables, and pauses to createrhythm in poetry… one of which isIambic 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.