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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 againBecause I do not hopeBecause 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 meis wild and free

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

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  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

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  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.