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Poetic Devices

Teacher: Jeanine
Across
Exaggeration or overstatement for the effect
A grouping of two or more lines of a poem in terms of length, metrical form, or rhyme scheme
The repeating words, phrases, lines, or stanzas
A figure of speech which endows animals, ideas, or inanimate objects with human traits or abilities
A comparison between two objects with the intent of giving clearer meaning to one of them. Often forms of the "to be" verb are used, such as "is" or "was", to make the comparison
The use of words which imitate sound
Words or phrases that appeal to any sense or any combination of senses
The similarity of ending sounds existing between two words
Down
A comparison between two objects using a specific word or comparison such as "like", "as", or "than"
The recurrence of a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
Using an image to represent an idea or belief.
The sequence in which the rhyme occurs. The first end sound is represented as the letter "a", the second "b", etc.
The repetition of initial consonant sounds
The author's point-of-view concentrates on the vantage point of the speaker, or "teller", of the story or poem (1st person: the speaker is a character in the story or poem and tells it from his/her perspective, 3rd person limited: the speaker is not part of the story, but tells about the other characters but limits information about what one character sees and feels, 3rd person omniscient: the speaker is not part of the story, but is able to "know" and describe what all characters are thinking)
The repetition of vowel sounds
Figure of speech combining contradictory words, usually for descriptive purposes