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Copy of Elements of Poetry

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sarah waligura

on 30 August 2010

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Transcript of Copy of Elements of Poetry

Imagery writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the five senses-sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch Figurative Language writing that is innovative, imaginative, and not meant to be taken literally Writers may use these types of figurative language Metaphors describe one thing
as if it were something else. An extended metaphor
develops the comparison
throughout an entire poem. Personification
gives human qualities
o something nonhuman. Her eyes were saucers, wide with expectation. The clarinets sang. Similes
use like or as
to compare two unlike things. The icy water felt like stinging bees. Sound devices add a musical quality to poetry. Alliteration
is the repetition of consonant sounds
at the beginnings of words,
as in feathered friends. Repetition
is the repeated use
of a sound, word, or phrase. Onomatopoeia
is the use of words
that imitate sounds
like Pow! Rhyme
is the repetition of sounds at the ends
of words-thin skin. Rhythm
is the pattern of strong and weak beats,
as well as pauses, in a poem.
Rhythm in music and in poetry are similar. Elements of Poetry Metaphors
Similes Enjoy It!!
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