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poetry Examples

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Alliteration
Ex. She sells seas shells by the sea shore.
Simile
Ex. She was as sweet as honey.
Parallelism
Ex. What the hammer, what the chain.
Personification
Ex. The sun smiled at us.
Hyperbole
Ex. It's a million degrees outside.
Metaphor
Ex. The snow is a blanket on the ground
Consonance
Ex. East West; Dig dog; North South
Onomatopoeia
Ex. Bang-suggests, bzzzz-imitates
Allusion
Ex. She felt like Penelope waiting for Odysseus.
Synecdoche
Ex. Lend me a hand.
Metonymy
Ex. The suits on Wall Street walked off with most of our savings.
Repetition
Ex. Martin Luther King Speech
Apostrophe
Ex. Oh death be not proud; Texas under your blue skies
Oxymoron
Ex. Cruel kindness; jumbo shrimp; Civil War; definite silence
Inversion
Ex. Yoda speak , Roses red
Understatement
Ex. When a writer said it caused some damage, understanding the true damage.
Analogy
EX. Th spider spinning a web, to having people reaching out to one another.
Tone
Ex. Sarcastic, Depressing, Happy, Humorous, Nostalgic
Rhyme Scheme
Ex. ababab
Assonance
Ex. Date and Lake
Paradox
Ex. I know that I know nothing.
Speaker
Ex. Narrator, The actual poet
Ballad
Ex. The Ballad of John and Yoko, the Ballad of the green brigade
Couplet
Ex. Shakespeare
Epic
Ex. The Odyssey
Ode
Ex. Ode to Joy