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  1. POETIC DEVICES “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket”

  2. alliteration • The repetition of initial sounds in neighboring words. • Don’t delay downs disarming display. • Those tidal thoroughbreds that tango. • Careless cars cutting corners create confusion.

  3. aSSONANCE • The repetition of vowel sounds but not consonant sounds. • Feet sweep by sleeping geeks.

  4. simile • A comparison of two unlike things in which a word of comparison (like or as) is used (e.g. The ant scurried as fast as a cheetah.) • The goalkeeper was as solid as a rock.

  5. metaphor • The comparison of two unlike things in which no words of comparison (like or as) are used • The speech gave me food for thought. • Life is a journey.

  6. rhyme • The similarity of ending sounds existing between two words. • Clare was a wife who cared • Never a complaint did she air • Nearly lost her husband Tom • Who under the terror remained calm.

  7. allusion • An implied or indirect reference in literature to a familiar person, place, or event. • He was a real Scrooge during the holidays.

  8. repetition • The repeating of words, phrases, lines, or stanzas.

  9. “Contents of the dead man’s pocket”by Jack Finney • Using Poetic Devices

  10. Poetic epitaphMarlene Flougher • 47 years I spent looking, smelling, wanting a garden. • A simple garden with flowers like a jungle (SIMILE) • To tame the wild beast within my heart. • But Anthony said, “No , it’s a frivolous thing • Do something worthwhile. Don’t be silly and dig in the dirt. • He denied me my garden. He denied me my desire. (ASSONANCE) • He denied me my life • He denied …me. (REPETITION) • Now I rest in death undenied as flowers above me bloom.

  11. Anthony flougher • (ALLUSION) She was my wife, my Echo and she whined • whined and whined (REPETITION) • all the time about that stupid garden • And then she disappeared so fast • Withering away like the flowers she longed for (SIMILE) • Oh, what I would give to have had her back • Her tender touch and her sweet song (ALLITERATION) • But my punishment was to live another 30 years …alone. • To those of you who pass by here • Remember the importance of what seems insignificant to one • can be the life of another.