Presentation on theme: "*Guard this chart with your life!!*"— Presentation transcript:
1 *Guard this chart with your life!!* Poetic devices*Guard this chart with your life!!*
2 alliteration Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter. Example: Sally sells seashells by the seashore. We are repeating the S.Pied piper picked prickly peppers. We are repeating the P.
3 personificationPersonification is giving human qualities or traits to a non-human object.Example: The baseball screamed through the air. (Baseballs do not scream, humans do.)The wind whispered through dry grass.The flowers danced in the gentle breeze.
4 simile Using like or as to form a comparison. Example: She is as beautiful as a rose. She= roseHe is like a breath of fresh air. He= breath of fresh air
5 metaphor A comparison that does not use like or as. Example: Life is a journey.Her eyes were emerald green.
6 hyperboleUsing an extreme exaggeration. Usually using numbers or time.Example: I’m so hungry I could eat a horse! (You’re not actually going to eat a horse. )I have a million things to do tonight. (You don’t actually have a million things to do tonight.)
7 onomatopoeiaUsing sound words to create emphasis. Words that represent the actual sound of something are words of onomatopoeia. Dogs “bark,” cats “purr,” thunder “booms,” rain “drips,” and the clock “ticks.”Example: Hiss, boom, zing, bzzzz, crash
8 imageryImagery is the use of words to create pictures, or images, in your mind. Appeals to the five senses: smell, sight, hearing, taste and touch.In a poem, you can often see the images the author writes aboutExample:The spring flowers, vibrant, electrified with the newness of springThe eerie silence was shattered by her scream.
9 Internal rhymeInternal rhyme is a poetic device which can be defined as metrical lines in which its middle words and its end words rhymes with each otherFor the moon never beams without bringing me dreams Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride,
10 Rhyme schemeA rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhymes at the end of each line of a poem or song. It is usually referred to by using letters to indicate which lines rhyme; lines designated with the same letter all rhyme with each other.
11 meterThe length of a line of poetry, based on what type of rhythm is used. The rhythmical pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in verse.Helps give the poem a sound and beat.
12 symbolismSymbolism is something that represents something else. Symbolism can enhance writing, especially in poems, and sometimes can be representing different things. The dove is a symbol of peace.A red rose or red color stands for love or romance.Black is a symbol that represents evil or death.A ladder may stand as a symbol for a connection between the heaven and the earth.A broken mirror may symbolize separation
13 assonanceThe repetition of similar or identical vowel sounds in neighboring words. Repeats vowel sounds to help create a rhythm or a beat.Example: “It beats as it sweeps as it cleans.”I must confess that in my quest I felt depressed and restless. (Repeated rhythm by ES sound.)That is the way we will pray today, okay?
14 consonance Repeats consonant sounds. Consonance helps create music. Example: Pitter-patter, pitter-patter. Repeating of the P and T.
15 Anaphora, epistrophe, and repetition Anaphora is the repetition of a word or words at the beginning of two or more successive verses.Epistrophe is the repetition of a word at the end of two or more successive verses.