Poetic Techniques

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