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Poetic Devices/Figurative Language

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Margueritte Daniel

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Transcript of Poetic Devices/Figurative Language

Rhyme Scheme
Poetic Devices / Figurative Language
Rhyme scheme is the rhyming pattern of the poem; it is identified by letters of the alphabet.

"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
(a)
And sorry I could not travel both
(b)
And be one traveler, long I stood
(a)
And looked down one as far as I could
(a)
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

(b)

Then took the other, as just as fair,
(a)
And having perhaps the better claim,
(b)
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
(a)
Though as for that the passing there
(a)
Had worn them really about the same.
(b)

And both that morning equally lay
(a)
In leaves no step had trodden black .
(b)
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
(a)
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
(a)
I doubted if I should ever come back.
(b)

I shall be telling this with a sigh
(a)
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
(b)
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
(a)
I took the one less traveled by,
(a)
And that has made all the difference.
(b)

Repetition
Repetition is the use of a word, phrase, or sound more than once.
President Obama used repetition in campaign speeches by repeating the phrase "Yes we can"
Alleritition
Alliteration is the repetition of sound at the beginnings of words. Often, these words begin with the same letter.
Betty Botter bought some butter, but, she said, the butter's bitter; if I put it in my batter it will make my batter bitter, but a bit of better butter will make my batter better.

Assonance
Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds.
Example:
"Rise high in the bright sky"
repeats the long vowel /i/
personification
simile
metephor
onomatopoeia
hyperbole
imagery
A strong description using vivid language to paint a picture that the reader can visualize.

Appeals to the senses
(
see,

hear,

taste,

touch/feel,

smell
)
It was
dark
and
dim
in the forest.
The children were
screaming
and
shouting
in the fields.
The fresh and
juicy
oranges are very cold and
sweet
.
The girl ran her hands on a
soft
satin fabric.
He
whiffed
the
aroma
of brewed coffee.
An exaggeration or overstatement used to emphasize a point, evoke strong feelings and illustrate a stronger image.
Example:
My backpack weighed a ton.
The use of words that sound like what they mean.
"Cynthia in the Snow" by Gwendolyn Brooks
It SHUSHES
It hushes
The loudness in the road.
It flitter-twitters,
And laughs away from me.
It laughs a lovely whiteness
And whitely whirls away,
To be
Some otherwhere,
Still white as milk or shirts,
So beautiful it hurts.
Comparing two unlikely things.

Unlike a simile, you are saying that something
IS
another thing.
Example:
She is a shining star in her class.

That desk is a pigpen!
Comparing two unlike things using
like
or
as
Example:
I was as hungry as a bear.

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?

from "A Dream Deferred"
by Langston Hughes
Giving human qualities to something that is:
inanimate (not alive)
abstract (thoughts and feelings)
nonhuman (animals)
Can you find the poetic devices in "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe?
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