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Poetry and Figurative Language

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Nancy Clements

on 23 October 2011

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Transcript of Poetry and Figurative Language

Figurative Language

The way a poem
looks on the page
Lines of poetry
are arranged into
groups called:
Common Terms:

Rhyme - repetition of sounds at the ends of words

Rhythm: the musical beat of a poem

Repetition: the use of a word, phrase, or sound more than once
bend, send
la la la
Alliteration - the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words

Onomotopoeia - words that sound like their meanings
Personification - describing an object, animal, or idea as if it had human abilities or qualities

Hyperbole - great exaggeration

Simile - comparing two unlike things using "like" or "as"

Metaphor - comparing two unlike things without using "like" or "as" - by stating that one thing IS another thing
The sun was a spotlight on the water
Leaves applauded the sunset's magnificent performance
The grains of sand could fill the sky
Wiggly waves washed
ashore with a pulse like
a beating heart
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