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Literary devices

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Nicole Spaeth

on 7 March 2016

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Transcript of Literary devices

Onomatopoeia
Definition:
words whose sounds imitate their meanings

Examples:
Roar, buzz, honk, boom, crush
Hyperbole
Definition: An exaggerated statement not to be taken literally.
Simile
Definition: A comparison using like or as.
Personification
Definition: Giving human traits to inanimate objects or animals.
Alliteration
Definition:

the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.


Idiom
Definition: a figure of speech used to mean something other than its literal meaning.
Literary devices
Cynthia in the Snow
by Gwendolyn Brooks

It
SHUSHES
It
hushes
The loudness in the road.
It
flitter
-twitters,
And laughs away from me.
It laughs a lovely whiteness,
And whitely whirls away,
To be
Some otherwhere,
Still white as milk or shirts,
So beautiful it hurts.


ASSIGNMENT:

Write a poem about something you think is "so beautiful it hurts." Focus your poem on the sounds you might hear while you observe this beauty. How can you make something that LOOKS beautiful SOUND beautiful? In your poem, include:
7-10 lines
At least 3 different onomatopoeias
An example of alliteration
Example: Break a leg!
Literal:
Figurative:
It's SO Fluffy I'M GONNA Die!!
Walkman CD players are practically older than dinosaurs.
They Stood tall above the crowd like oak trees Towering over the rest of the forest.
He grinned menacingly like a shark who has spotted his next meal.
The sun took its final breath as it disappeared behind the mountains.
The flowers swayed and danced to the wind's melody.
"It laughs a lovely
w
hiteness /
And
w
hitely
w
hirls away
Cynthia in the Snow
by Gwendolyn Brooks

It SHUSHES
It hushes
The loudness in the road.
It flitter-twitters,
And laughs away from me.
It laughs a lovely
wh
iteness
,
And
wh
itely
wh
irls
away,
To be
Some otherwhere,
Still white as milk or shirts,
So beautiful it hurts.
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