Rhetorical Devices used in Poetry
The definitions of rhetorical devices used in most poetry.
using a word or phrase at the end of a line or clause as the first words in the next clause or line for emphasis
The repetition of a word at the beginning of a sentence, line, etc.
The repetition of a word at the end of a sentence, line, etc.
A question as to how to begin or how to end, or what comes next
A direct address to a person or thing; usually begins with "O/oh"
The omission of coordinating conjunctions between each item in a sentence.
The use of a conjunction before every item that is listed in a series
The repetition of a word or clause that is separated but in the same sentence, line, etc.
A modifier that draws attention to a specific characteristic or detail
The creation of emphasis by repeating a word several times in a row
An exaggeration for emphasis; the opposite of Meiosis
An understatement used to enhance a description; the opposite of a Hyperbole
A comparison between two things where one is identified with the other
Giving animals or inanimate objects the characteristics of humans
The process of taking a metaphor and developing into many different areas to provide a rich description of the subject
Substituting a concept for another that is closely related
A surprise ending to a story
A series of independent clauses relating to a series of actions or propositions
Repitition of words derived from the same root
A play on words in which the words can be understood in two different ways; a pun.