List of 12 common poetic devices/terms
Terms in this set (18)
The repetition of initial consonant sounds
The repetition of vowel sound
Words or phrases that appeal to any sense or any combination of senses
A comparison between two objects with the intent of giving clearer meaning to one of them. Often forms of the "to be" verb are used, such as 'is" or "was", to make the comparison
The recurrence of a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
The use of words which imitate sound
A figure of speech which endows animals, ideas, or inanimate objects with human traits or abilities
The author's point-of-view concentrates on the vantage point of the speaker, or "teller", of the story or poem (1st person: the speaker is a character in the story or poem and tells it from his/her perspective, 3rd person limited: the speaker is not part of the story, but tells about the other characters but limits information about what one character sees and feels, 3rd person omniscient: the speaker is not part of the story, but is able to "know" and describe what all characters are thinking)
The repeating works, phrases, lines, or stanzas
The similarity of ending sounds existing between two words
A comparison between two objects using a specific word or comparison such as "like", "as", or "than"
A grouping of two or more lines of a poem in terms of length, metrical form, or rhyme scheme
the repetition of consonant sounds. This repetition is not limited to initial consonant sounds Example:"...and high school girls with clear skin smiles..."
A harsh discordant combination of sounds. Example:"...sheer plough down sillion/Shine, and blue-bleak embers, ah my dear,/Fall, gall themselves, and gash gold-vermillion" (Gerard Manley Hopkins, "The Windhover").
An exaggerated statement meant to heighten effect and emphasize a point.
A humorous play on words that often have double meaning.
THE LAST WORDS OF THE LINES MATCH WITH EACH OTHER IN SOME FORM. EITHER THE LAST WORDS OF THE FIRST
THEME: This is what the poem is all about. The theme of the poem is the central idea that the poet wants to convey. Ti can be a story, or a thought, or a description of something or someone-anything which is what the poem is all about.
As a literary term, tone refers to the writer's attitude towards the subject of a literary work as indicated in the work itself. One way to think about tone in poetry is to consider the speaker's literal "tone of voice.": just as with tone of voice, a poem's tone may indicate an attitude of joy, sadness, solemnity. silliness, frustration, anger, puzzlement, etc.
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