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Required Poetic Devices

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Style
author's word choice, sentence structure, figurative language to establish meaning in the text.
Attitude/Tone
This term can be referred as perspective or tone of the writer like serious or humorous.
Mood
Evokes feelings in readers through words and descriptions; it creates an emotional situation.
Stanza
A grouping of two or more lines in a pattern that is repeated throughout a poem.
Rhyme Scheme
The pattern at the end of a poem. The pattern is charted by assigning a letter of the alphabet.
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words
Repetition
A technique in which a sound, word, phrase, or line is repeated for effect or emphasis
Figurative Language
Go beyond the literal meanings of the words to give the readers new insights.
Imagery
Descriptive words that re-create sensory experiences for the reader, the five senses are used.
Simile
Makes a comparison between two things using the word like or as
Metaphor
Makes a comparison between two things that are unlike but that have something in common.
Personification
Gives human qualities to animals, ideas, or objects.
Hyperbole
Where exaggeration is used to create a strong effect.
Onomatopoeia
Uses words whose sounds suggest their meaning.
Portmanteau
Two different terms combined to create a new word through blending of two existing words.
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