Reviewing Poetic Devices

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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.
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
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
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
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: