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TECHNIQUES OF POETRY: SOUND DEVICES
repetition of initial constant sounds (dark days, bad boy)
repetition of vowel sounds (child of silence, weak weary)
rhyme that occurs at the end of the lines
descriptive words used to create pictures
use of rhyming words within the lines
one thing is spoken about as if it were something else (Jennifer is a dancing willow tree.)
use of words of phrases that sound like the things to which they refer (buzz, hiss, thud)
a seeming contradiction (The more things change, the more they stay the same.)
a figure of speech in which an animal, idea or thing is given human characteristics
word or phrases that are repeated
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
the pattern of beats or stresses in a line of verse
a comparison using "like" or "as" (Jennifer is like a dancing willow tree.)