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Elements of Spoken Word Poetry

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Aurelia Blake

on 19 February 2015

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Elements of Spoken Word Poetry
Spoken Word Poetry
Spoken word
poetry is poetry that is written on a page but performed for an audience. Because it is performed, this poetry tends to demonstrate a heavy use of rhythm, rhetorical devices, improvisation, free association, rhymes, rich poetic phrases, word play and slang.
Literary devices
are techniques a writer uses to produce a special effect in their writing
Rhetorical devices
metaphor
metonymy
oxymoron
personification, prosopopoeia
simile
synecdoche

Spoken word
incorporates the dramatic arts with poetry to bring it to life, sometimes combining rapping techniques, rhythm, gestures, and body language within the performance. Take a look at the videos for examples of Spoken Word Poetry.
Sound devices
Sound devices are resources used by poets to convey and reinforce the meaning or experience of poetry through the skillful use of sound.
Rhetorical devices
Rhetorical devices go beyond the meaning of words to create effects that are creative and imaginative, adding literary quality to writing.
hyperbole
metaphor
metonymy
oxymoron
personification, prosopopoeia
representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
simile
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')
synecdoche
substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
Metaphor
A comparison between two dissimilar things that have something in common.
"my home is a dungeon when I am grounded".
"my mother is a flow."
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