TECHNIQUES OF POETRY: SOUND DEVICES

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Alliteration

repetition of initial constant sounds (dark days, bad boy)

Assonance

repetition of vowel sounds (child of silence, weak weary)

End Rhyme

rhyme that occurs at the end of the lines

Imagery

descriptive words used to create pictures

Internal Rhyme

use of rhyming words within the lines

Metaphor

one thing is spoken about as if it were something else (Jennifer is a dancing willow tree.)

Onomatopoeia

use of words of phrases that sound like the things to which they refer (buzz, hiss, thud)

Paradox

a seeming contradiction (The more things change, the more they stay the same.)

Personification

a figure of speech in which an animal, idea or thing is given human characteristics

Repetition

word or phrases that are repeated

Rhyme

the repetition of sounds at the ends of words

Rhythm

the pattern of beats or stresses in a line of verse

Simile

a comparison using "like" or "as" (Jennifer is like a dancing willow tree.)

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