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Poems of the Decade - Literary Device Identifier

Test your knowledge, and identify the use, of literary devices, terms and forms in the Poems of the Decade anthology.

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"broad belly wobble"
Alliteration (Consonance) - 'Eat Me' by Patience Agbabi
"she screamed like a woman in terrible fear"
Simile - 'Giuseppe' by Roderick Ford
"the chainsaw seethed"
Personification - 'Chainsaw Versus the Pampas Grass' by Simon Armitage
"Sees how she's passed"
Sibilance - 'The Deliverer' by Tishani Doshi
"bumping into walls like a dodgem"
Bathos - 'On Her Blindness' by Adam Thorpe
"comment - on a Post-it - or a tiny stowaway"
Caesura - 'The Furthest Distances I've Travelled' by Leonita Flynn
"babbling our lingoes"
Onomatopoeia - 'Look We Have Coming to Dover!' by Daljit Nagra
"and he is giving me no options
in the guise of countless alternatives"
Oxymoron - 'Please Hold' by Ciaran O'Driscoll
"I shan't cloud your morning"
Homophone - 'To My Nine-Year-Old Self' by Helen Dunmore
"My body is their marriage register.
I re-enact their wedding with my hands."
End-stopped lines - 'Genetics' by Sinéad Morrissey