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Poetry

Figurative language, graphic elements, rhythm, rhyme, idioms
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olivia westerman

on 3 January 2017

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Transcript of Poetry

INTRODUCTION
TO POETRY

POETRY
FIGUREATIVE LANGUAGE
Figurative Language is what poets use in poetry to make the poems come alive!
Metaphor
Example: Dan was a cheetah full of speed.

[Is Dan really a cheetah or does it mean he is really fast?]
A metaphor is
comparing
two things
without using
the words
"like" or "as."

A simile is when you
compare
two things
using
the words
"like" or "as."

Example: Snow White's skin was white as snow.

[Is her skin really white snow or is she really fair?]
Personification is when you give
human-like characteristics
to things that are
not human
!
Example: The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky!

[Can stars dance?! What does this mean?]
SIMILE
PERSONIFICATION
HYPERBOLE
Hyperbole (Hi-Per-Bow-Lee) is an
EXTREME exaggeration!
Example: I was in class forever!

[Were you really in class FOREVER?]
Onomatopoeia
A word that
imitates
the
sound
it represents.
Alliteration
EXAMPLES:
the
w
ild
w
inds of
w
inter
P
eter
P
iper
p
icked a
p
eck of
p
ickled
p
eppers.
Poetry is a genre of literature that uses figurative language, graphic elements, and usually rhymes.
PRACTICE
1. "I reached my arm way back in Arkansas some where and punched!"

2. Croaking like a bullfrog that had been caught by a water moccasin, he stared going around.
PRACTICE
3. The bright shiny star on his vest looked as big as a bucket.

4. I could see him aiming his big, black gun at me.
Ex. The glass went CRACK as the baseball
slammed into its surface.
Alliteration is the
repetition of letter sounds
in two or more neighboring words or syllables.
5. A bird started chirping.
6. The lawns were neat and clean and looked like green carpets..
PRACTICE
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