Poetic Devices

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Test: Dec 18th, 2013

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Metaphor a figure of speech that compares two unlike things directly, without the use of like or as.
Similes figures of speech that compares two unlike things, using the words like or as.
Hyperbole an expression of exaggeration.
Personification assigning human qualities to non-human things.
Onomatopoeia words that imitate sounds
Alliteration the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
"The tropical storm slept for two days." Personification because it gives an inanimate object person like qualities.
Rhythm the pattern of long and short syllables in a poetic line. In modern poetry, some words receive greater vocal emphasis than others.
"His feet were as big as boats." Simile because it uses 'as'
Repitition repeating a sound, phrase or word to attract readers attention
"Her hair is silk." Metaphor becuase it compares two things but does not use 'like' or 'as'
"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers." Alliteration because it starts with a series of the same sounds
Satire Criticism of its subject to ridicule, often intended as means of provoking
"Boom. Gurgle. Plink." Onomatopoeia
"I nearly died laughing." Hyperbole (exaggeration)
Imagery Using the senses in a poem to create an image
Irony Comparison of two opposite things to make a point
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