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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.
Consonance
Repetition of similar consonant sounds in the middle or at the end of words.
Assonance
Repetition of similar vowel sounds in non-rhyming words.
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