8th Grade Poetic Devices
Poetry Terms and Examples
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The repetition of initial sound in two or more words of a phrase. It is appealing to hear and creates an interesting effect. EXAMPLE: slippery slimy snake
The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew
The furrow followed free
A word whose sound seems to resemble the sound
Hiss, buzz, rattle, bang, sizzle
Similarity of sounds in two words at the ends of lines in a poem
Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
I love her,
but she loves you!
Similarity of sounds in two words inside a line of poetry.
I had a cat who wore a hat./ He looked cool but felt the fool.
Using something to represent another thing
The lightening is a yellow Fork
From tables in the sky
By inadvertent fingers dropt
the awful Cutlery
Comparing two unlike things using the words like or as
Comparing two unlike things directly
This is the use of figurative language that appeals to the reader's senses.
A unit of lines within a larger poem
Giving human qualities to an inanimate object or animal
Free Verse Poem
This is an open form of poetry that does not have a rhyme scheme or pattern.
This form of poetry has the same elements of a short story, such as characters, setting, plot, and theme.
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