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Poetic Devices

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Alliteration
The same initial consonant is used in words that are close together.
Hyperbole
Extreme exaggeration used for emphasis or effect; an extravagant statement that is not meant to be taken literally
End Rhyme
A rhyme that occurs in two or more lines at the end of those lines.
Imagery
Words and phrases that appeal to one or more of the reader's senses ( touch, taste, smell, sound, and sight ).
Line Break
The separation of words or phrases into lines, which gives the poem structure and clarifies relationships.
Metaphor
A comparison of two things not using like or as .
Onomatopoeia
The use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning.
Personification
Giving human qualities to an animal, object,or idea.
Refrain
A line or a group of lines repeated in a poem.
Repetition
A sound, word, or phrase used more than once. This brings certain ideas, sounds, or feeling to the reader's attention.
Rhyme Scheme
The pattern of rhymes in a poem. A different letter of the alphbet identifies a new rhyming sound.
Rhythm
A pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that creates sounds like a song orspunds
Stanza
The poetic version of a paragraph, a division of a poem made by arranging the lines into units separated by a space; traditionally poetic stanza are similar in length to one another and similar in rhyme scheme
simile
comparison of two things using like or as