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Transcript of Alliteration
Alliteration is the constant repetition of the first letter of a word in a sentence or phrase. A good example of alliteration would be the Looney Toons character Bugs Bunny. The B is repeated, making his name an example of alliteration.
Couplets are two lines in poetry that rhyme one after another. Rhyme and couplets play a very important role in poetry.
A hyperbole is an overly exaggerated phrase that is true in a way, but not completely. It describes something in comparison to an exaggerated phrase.
In poetry, this is a meter with an unrhymed line, also with five feet or accents. With each foot, it contains an accented syllable and an unaccented syllable.
Assonance is a form of alliteration in which the same vowel sounds are repeated in a sentence or phrase.
Poetic Devices and Forms
by Janae Reasoner
The highlighted vowels in this example from theinkprosblog.com are an example of assonance repetition in a sentence.
"Today you are
that is truer than
." -Dr. Seuss
This is a hyperbole because nobody really dies from incorrectly using hyperboles. This example is a very ironic hyperbole.
Imagery is phrasing words together to form images in the mind when they are read.
"Surrounded by your glory
What will my heart feel
Will I dance for your Jesus
Or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah
Will I be able to speak at all"
What imagery is displayed in these lyrics?
when something is compared in likeness to another with a secret meaning which is the real meaning.
"You were not meant to be just some broken machine on this mechanical planet." -Veridia
In the song
by Veridia, the phrase "mechanical planet" is referencing to a spiritual war ground that the world is. It is not literally mechanical.
Meter in verse is the rhythm and how the poem is structured in lines and verses. It is structured as if the poem had a beat.
This is when a sound is written down in word form. It has to be a natural sound to be an onomatopeia.
Personification is when AN ANIMAL OR OTHER OBJECT HAS BEEN GIVEN HUMAN-LIKE CHARACTERISTICS.
rhyme is when multiple lines end in the same sound. There is end rhyme, Internal rhyme, and rhyme scheme.
This kind of rhyme is lines that rhyme at the end of the lines in poetry.
This is an example of end rhyme from
This is when there are at least two words in the same line that make a rhyme.
"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary," (Poe 1) This is an example of internal rhyme from
Rhyme scheme is rhyme patterns in a poem normally marked by letters for clarity of these patterns.
This is similar to a metaphor, except the two ideAS are specifically compared and mentioned.
A symbol is a design, code, phrase, or word used to represent something else. It is a key factor in metaphors and similes. it is also greatly used for logos and advertising.
The traditional yin yang represents the belief of the balance of good and evil.
A ballad is a simple song with stanzas in two or more sung to the same melody.
a BLANK VERSE IS A VERSE THAT DOES NOT RHYME.
This is a poem written with a dramatic theme to it.
Dramatic poetry originated in greece!
this is a verse or poem that does not follow a certain pattern.
Lyric poetry has a more emotional and song-like theme to it, making it differ from dramatic and narrative poetry.
a narrative poem is any poem that tells a story.
this is a poem consisting of four lines. They normally have alternate rhymes.
Stanzas are divisions between certain lines in poems to keep them in order.
"Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?"
-Francis Scott Key
This is stanza 1 of the
Star Spangled Banner
this is a poem of a complete thought that is only fourteen lines long. There are many guidelines to a sonnet. Shakespeare made sonnets.