cqan you tell me poetic devices used in every poem....

Different poetic devices are used in different poems. Some of the common the poetic devices are:


  • Alliteration (use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse)

Example: "furrow followed free"

  • Repetition (the repeated use of the same word or word pattern)

Example: "alone, alone, all all alone..."

  • Personification (representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature)

Example: “Out of the sea came he!”

  • Simile (expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds usually formed with 'like' or 'as')

Example: like a three years' child.” 

  • Irony (incongruity between what is expected and what occurs)

Example: “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.”

  • Metaphor (refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity)

Example: "Was tyrannous and strong"

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