plzz explain poetic devices
Similes: figures of speech that compares two unlike things, using the words like or as.
|"His feet were as big as boats." |
Alliteration: the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
|"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."|
Metaphor: a figure of speech that compares two unlike things directly, without the use of like or as.
|"Her hair is silk."|
Personification: assigning human qualities to non-human things.
|"The tropical storm slept for two days."|
Onomatopoeia: words that imitate sounds.
"Boom. Gurgle. Plink."
Hyperbole: an expression of exaggeration.
|"I nearly died laughing."|
|Symbolism: using an object to represent an idea. A symbol means what it is and also something more.|| |
Lions often symbolize royalty.
|Puns: words with a humorous double meaning, a "play on words."|| |
"A dog not only has a fur coat but also pants."
|Idioms: expressions that have a meaning apart from the meanings of the individual words.||"It's raining cats and dogs."|
|Foot: the time period into which the beat of the poetic line is divided. A foot is made up of several |
syllables, some long and some short.
|Meter: refers to how the feet are put together to form lines of poetry. The combinations of long |
and short syllables give poetry a musical feel.
|Rhythm: the pattern of long and short syllables in a poetic line. In modern poetry, some words receive greater vocal emphasis than others.|| |
|Lyrics: what poets write, the actual words used to form the framework of rhythm and meter.|
Mood: the overall feeling the poem creates. Mood, or tone, for example, can be playful, sad, lonely, angry or joyful.