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1 Poetic Devices (25) Write the definition on the right column and the example under the vocabulary word on the left. LRA 3.7: Recognize and define various literary devices.

2 Alliteration The repetition of initial consonant sounds. Example: Hannah’s home hopefully has heat.

3 Assonance The repetition of vowel sounds Example: “Try to light the fire”

4 Imagery Words or phrases that appeal to any sense or combination of senses. Example: “Fresh dirt under my fingernails/And I can smell hot asphalt/Cars screech to a halt to let me pass” Think Pair Share: What three senses do you hear in this song?

5 Metaphor A comparison between two unlike objects that DOES NOT use like or as; it sometimes uses IS. Example: “Your love is my drug.” Think Pair Share: Compare homework to an object or idea. “Homework is….”

6 Meter The recurrence of a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables.

7 Onomatopoeia The use of words which imitate sounds. Example: “Boom boom pow”

8 Personification A figure of speech that gives animals, ideas, or inanimate objects human abilities or traits. Example: “While my guitar gently weeps” Think Pair Share: Personify your pen or pencil. What is it doing?

9 Repetition The repeating of words, phrases, lines or stanzas Example: “Turn around…Every now and then”

10 Rhyme The similarity of ending sounds existing between two words. Example: Bright and light.

11 Simile A comparison of two unlike objects using LIKE or AS Example: “And like a ghost, I’ll be gone.” Think Pair Share: Create a simile about sleep: “Sleep is like a ______”

12 Stanza A grouping of two or more lines of a poem A stanza is like a paragraph in a poem!

13 Tone The attitude a writer takes toward the subject of a work, the characters in it, or the audience. Think about how the writer seems to FEEL in the poem!

14 Speaker The voice that addresses the reader in the poem. Look at the characteristics of the narrator: young or old, happy or sad, critical or joyful?

15 Allusion A reference to someone or something that is known from history, literature, politics, religion, sports, science, or some other branch of culture. Example: “With her baby Louis Vuitton under her under arm” Think Pair Share: What is the tone of “Gold Digger”? Who is the speaker?

16 Oxymoron A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a short phrase. Example: “Hurts so good”

17 Hyperbole An exaggeration Example: “I will walk 500 miles.” Think Pair Share: Name one hyperbole you’ve heard Ms. Wakefield use before.

18 Diction The author’s choice of words


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