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8th Grade Poetic Devices

Poetry Terms and Examples
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Alliteration
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
Alliteration
The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew
The furrow followed free
Onomatopoeia
A word whose sound seems to resemble the sound
Onomatopoeia
Hiss, buzz, rattle, bang, sizzle
External Rhyme
Similarity of sounds in two words at the ends of lines in a poem
External Rhyme
Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
I love her,
but she loves you!
Internal Rhyme
Similarity of sounds in two words inside a line of poetry.
Internal Rhyme
I had a cat who wore a hat./ He looked cool but felt the fool.
Symbolism
Using something to represent another thing
Symbolism
The lightening is a yellow Fork
From tables in the sky
By inadvertent fingers dropt
the awful Cutlery
~Emily Dickensen
Simile
Comparing two unlike things using the words like or as
Metaphor
Comparing two unlike things directly
Imagery
This is the use of figurative language that appeals to the reader's senses.
Stanza
A unit of lines within a larger poem
Personification
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.
Narrative Poem
This form of poetry has the same elements of a short story, such as characters, setting, plot, and theme.