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Analysis of Poetic Devices as Utilized by Roald Dahl

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Kathryn DeLapp

on 17 October 2012

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Transcript of Analysis of Poetic Devices as Utilized by Roald Dahl

Poetic Devices Roald Dahl Poetry Poetic Devices Rhyme Schemes
Repetition
Alliteration
Metaphor
Similie
Diction Now it's your turn! Choose another poem:
Violet Beauregard
Veruca Salt
or Mike Teavee repetition - word or phrase used two or more times in close proximity Alliteration – The repetition of consonant sounds in a series of words within a phrase or verse line Simile - a figure of speech involving a comparison between unlike things using like or as didactic - with the intent of teaching Playfully Didactic Rhyme scheme - a regular pattern of rhyme, one that is consistent throughout the extent of the poem

Rhyme scheme of AABB...
Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop!
The great big greedy nincompoop!
How long could we allow this beast
To gorge and guzzle, feed and feast One half their lives was reading books!
The nursery shelves held books galore!
Books cluttered up the nursery floor!
And in the bedroom, by the bed,
More books were waiting to be read!
seven slim snakes washed themselves
in disgusting swampy water Metaphor - a comparison between essentially unlike things without an explicitly comparative word such as Sarah was a lioness, taking charge of the room with confidence and courage Robby is as fast as a cheetah.
Alex is like the sun, always brightening my day Cacophony - harsh or discordant word sounds (opposite of euphony)

Breakers crashed onto jagged rocks and clawed the sands with brutal strikes, pummeling the beach

Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!


Roald Dahl's poems in his book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" are didactic poems
They are the words of the Oompa Loompas
they teach us the flaw that led to the demise of each child
didactic nature and more is reaveled through diction diction - author's specific choice of words that express style, tone, or meaning Let's try it! Read and analyze this poem!
Answer each question in full sentences.
This is individual work!
Assignment Due Monday October 17th.
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