A refresher course on poetic devices learned in previous classes. Poetic devices are a form of literary device used in poetry. Poems are created out of poetic devices composite of structural, grammatical, rhythmic, metrical, verbal, and visual elements. They are essential tools that a poet uses to create rhythm, enhance a poem's meaning, or intensify a mood or feeling.
1. POETIC DEVICES REVIEW
2. Alliteration What are consonants??? B, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, V, W, X, Y, Z Repetition of consonant For example: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Write an example of alliteration based off the picture to the right.
3. The repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sentence. What are vowels? A, E, I, O, U and sometimes Y! example: Create your own The fat line of assonance based on the cat sat on picture to the left. the mat.
4. Blank Verse Non-rhyming poetry Write four lines of blank verse from the image to the
5. Figurative Language Writing that departs from literal meaning in order to achieve a special effect or meaning From the image to your right, come up with a line of figurative language
6. Hyperbole Extreme and intended exaggeration Create a line of hyperbole based on the image to the right
7. Language that describes something in such detail that it captures one or more of the readers’ five senses: hearing, taste, smell, touch and/or sight. From the picture to the right, write a line that evokes TWO of the senses
8. Comparisons that show how two dissimilar items have a similar quality. Metaphors are a way to describe something. Create a metaphor based on the image to the right. Be careful to NOT make a simile.
9. The atmosphere or emotional condition created by the piece, within the setting. Mood refers to the general sense or feeling which the reader is supposed to get from the text Create a two-line mood based on the image to the right
10. Where sounds are spelled out as words.
11. Where a specific word, phrase, or structure is repeated several times, usually in close proximity, to emphasize a particular idea. Write an example of repetition based on the picture to the right.
12. An indirect relationship where one thing or idea is described as being similar to another. Similes contain the words “like” or “as”. Create a simile based on the image to the right. Be careful to NOT make a metaphor.
13. Slant Rhyme A partial or imperfect rhyme For example: How As opposed to perfect Row rhyme, which is: OR: HOW NOW CREATE OR: YOUR OWN Bunny EXAMPLE!! Funny