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Alliteration, Assonance, Hyperbole, Simile, Personification
Transcript of Alliteration, Assonance, Hyperbole, Simile, Personification
Alliteration is the repeated sound of the first consonant letter in a series of multiple words.
this is alliteration because of the repeated consonant sound at the beginning of each word.
alliteration can also occur when the consonant at the beginning of each word is not the same letter as alliteration is not the repetition of letters it's of sounds.
rom the moon"
this is again alliteration as the consonant sounds are still the same.
extract from andrea dietrich's poem "wind"
assonance Is the repetition of vowel sounds to create rhyming within phrases or sentences and nearby words.
" i sat ben
th the tr
s in the summer br
ze doing what i pl
This is assonance because of the repeated vowel sounds within the words.
assonance in poetry
lls a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
other sound’s the sw
wind and down
Extract from Robert Frosts poem
“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”
hyperbole's are over exaggerations to create emphasis or effect. A hyperbole is a form of speech that uses exaggerated statements or claims that shouldn't be taken literally.
My mothers cooking was out of this...
this is a hyperbole because it's exaggerating that the mothers cooking is out of this world when it is in fact not actually outside of the the world and in space.
Hyperbole's in poetry
bigger than the entire earth
More powerful than the sea
million, billion have tried
Not one could ever stop me.
extract from Sharon Hendricks poem "what am i"
A metaphor Is a figure of speech in which two things are being directly compared to each other in order to suggest a resemblance, a metaphor also does not use the words like or as to compare, unlike similes.
time was a thief.
this is a metaphor because it's directly comparing time to being a thief but actually this metaphor just indicates that time passes quickly and our lives pass us by.
metaphors in poetry
family is the ocean around us.
father is the hurricane
knocking anything and everybody out of his path.
mother is the sunshine
after the storm.
An extract from Kimberly L. Briones poem
" an ocean of memories"
a simile Is a figure of speech which compares two UN -related things together using a similar aspect that both things share using like or as.
the cotton candy was as fluffy as a cloud.
this is a simile because it's comparing the cotton candy to being as fluffy as a cloud by using like or as.
similes in poetry
They are like flashlights in the night sky;
God’s little helpers guiding us on our journeys.
Stars are as bright as a lighthouse on an icy, ocean night;
they are like guardians committed to bringing you home.
Natasha Niemi's poem "stars"
Personification is giving non-human objects and things human characteristics. Personification also gives human traits and qualities, such as emotions, desires, gestures and speech to the non-human things.
playfully in the moonlit sky.
this is personification because it's giving the stars the human trait of dancing when stars don't actually dance.
Autumn brushes her hair slowly Letting the glorious colors flow gently to the earth below. Showing off vibrant colors in contrast to summer's green dress. Out doing the starkness, of winter's white coat.
personification in poetry
extract from "autumns season" a poem by Phyllis Babcock
Onomatopoeia are words that imitate, resemble or suggest the source of the sound that it describes.
Words such as...
These are onomatopoeia words
as they actually sound like how they are said.
onomatopoeia in poetry
Over the cobbles he
in the dark inn-yard, / He
with his whip on the shutters, but all was locked and barred.
extract from "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes
Repetition is the repetition of a word or phrase to achieve a particular effect.
And no one can talk to a
this is repetition as it's repeating the words horse and course.
repetition in poetry
! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
Extract from "O Captain! My Captain!" by Walt Whitman
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Alliteration in poetry