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Poetic Devices

Poetic Forms and Devices
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Sarah Butera

on 30 March 2012

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Transcript of Poetic Devices

imagery
Poetic Devices
Poetic Forms
synesthesia
Symbol
alliteration
omomatopoeia
allusion
Open
Closed
blank verse
free verse
Sonnet
heroic couplet
quatrain
Imagery
The pictures or images that form in your head when you read a story or poem.
Allusion
A simple reference to a person
place or event. The reference can be
real or fictional.
symbol
Alliteration
Onomatopoeia
The repitition of similar sounding words
in a sentence or line of a poem
The formation of words that sound
like what they mean.
An object or action that stands for
something beyond itself
Open
Blank Verse
Unrhymed iambic pentameter.
Each line has ten syllables, and no line rhyme
Free Verse
Lines have no prescribed pattern
or structure
Closed
Sonnet
Traditionally a love poem
contains 14 lines
written in iambic pentameter (10 syllable lines)
last two lines have a
heroic couplet
Quatrain
a four line stanza in a poem
Unrhymed lines in iambic pentameter
(each line has 10 syllables)
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