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Poetic Devices in Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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Laurie Anglin

on 8 December 2014

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Transcript of Poetic Devices in Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Lines
Poetic Devices in Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Sentences in a poem are lines, the lyrics have sentences.
Stanzas/Verses
Stanzas are paragraphs in a poem
Enjambment
The continuation of a sentence without a pause into the next lines of poetry
"Someday I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me."

Caesura
A pause within a line of poetry used for effect
"Someday I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me"
(There is a pause before "me")
Simile
A comparison using like or as
"Where troubles melt
like
lemon drops"
Rhyme
The occurrence of the similar sounds at the end of two or more words
"Somewhere over the rainbow, way up
high
And the dreams that you dream of, once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds
fly
Repetition
The action of repeating something that has already been said or written
"Somewhere over the rainbow"
Hyperbole
An exaggeration
"Someday I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me"
Imagery
Words that create a picture in the readers mind or appeal to the readers five senses
"I see trees of green, red roses too
I watch them bloom for me and you"
Paradox
A type of irony that seems contradictory, but expresses the truth
"Well I see skies of blue, and I see clouds of white
The brightness of day, I like the dark"
Alliteration
The repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of neighboring words
"Wonderful world"
Rhythm
The reprieve pattern of sounds created in language with stressed and unstressed syllables
The whole song
(Start snapping)
By: Laurie-Beth Anglin and Jose-Feliciano Velazquez
Works Cited
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
-Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole

"What a Wonderful World"
-Louis Armstrong
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