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1 Poetic Devices

2 Poetic Devices Poetic devices, techniques, gimmicks - whatever you want to call them, there are "tricks" that make poems "work." You see and hear poetic devices everyday – in poems, prose, song lyrics, and advertisements.

3 Alliteration The repetition of the initial consonant sounds. Example:
terrible truths and lullaby lies

4 Imagery Language that evokes sensory images. Examples:
drip of ruby teardrops (aural/sound) to wake up where the green grass grows (visual/sight) lips like cool sweet tea (oral/taste) streaming through a velvet sky (tactile/touch) the stench of the underworld (olfactory/smell)

5 Metaphor A comparison of unlike things (made without using like or as). Example: I am the "Lone Star"

6 Onomatopoeia A word that imitates the sound it represents. Examples:
The fly buzzed past He clattered and clanged as he washed the dishes.

7 Personification Giving human qualities or characteristics to animals or objects. Examples: The tree groaned. The wind whispered.

8 Repetition Repeating of words, phrases, lines, sounds, or stanzas.
Example: Because I do not hope to turn again Because I do not hope Because I do not hope to turn....

9 Rhyme a pattern of words that contains similar sounds at the end of the line Example: life for me is wild and free

10 Simile A comparison using like or as. Example:
notes dance across the page like stars twinkle in the night sky

11 Please put next slide on new page or separate from your Poetic Devices with a line as it is a new topic!

12 Rhyme scheme A rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhyming lines in a poem or in lyrics for music. It is usually referred to by using letters to indicate which lines rhyme. Example: Bid me to weep, and I will weep, A While I have eyes to see; B And having none, yet I will keep A A heart to weep for thee. B

13 Please put next slide on new page or separate from your Poetic Devices and Rhyme Scheme with a line as it is a new topic!

14 Point of view The author's point-of-view concentrates on the speaker, or "teller", of the story or poem. 1st person: the speaker is a character in the story or poem and tells it from his/her perspective (uses "I") Example: Then, turning to my love, I said, `The dead are dancing with the dead, The dust is whirling with the dust.'

15 Point of view (con’t) 3rd person: the speaker is not part of the story, but tells about the other characters. Example: His story is old, His heart is young, He the strong, noble one.

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