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Poetry Terms Examples for Test

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alliteration
"Peter Piper picked"
assonance
"fit as a fiddle (or) mouse in the house"
consonance
"the past is fast (or) last but not least"
allusion
"I wish I could go up, up, and away like Peter Pan."
connotation
filet mingon=wealthy
denotation
Steak
couplet
"like a child from the womb and like a ghost from the tomb." (or) "The dog is in the house and the cat is with the mouse."
hyperbole
"Its raining buckets outside."
mataphor
"the butterfly is a jewel."
paradox
"I always lie" (not true)
onomatopoeia
"moo" (or) "quack"
oxymoron
"bitter-sweet"
personification
"the stars dance in the sky"
end rhyme
"The tree is next to me."
internal rhyme
"I went to the store and gave to the poor."
simile
"He is as quick as a cheetah."
symbol
"apple=teacher" (or) "tree=growth"
syntax
"He had never slept ina better bed", Rainsford decided.