Poetic Techniques

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These 10 flashcards are for use with year 7 English students studying poetry. They include some poetic techniques or devices students should start to recognise and use in their poetry.


 
  
Created Sep 21, 2008
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dellaporta80

 

 
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1
Simile
 
compares two different things using "like" or "as"
2
Metaphor
 
compares two different things by saying that one thing "is" or "was" another
3
Alliteration
 
repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a words
4
Assonance
 
repetition of vowel sounds within words
5
Onomatopoeia
 
words that represent sounds
6
Personification
 
giving human qualities to non-human objects
7
Repetition
 
using a word(s) more than once in a sentence or stanza
8
Allusion
 
making reference to a famous person or event
9
Rhythm
 
the beat or timing of a poem
10
Emotive Language
 
words that appeal to our feelings

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