Poetic Techniques GCSE

GCSE Understanding Poetry Flashcards
Created May 3, 2012
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The repetition of words beginning with the same letter.To draw attention to a particular...
Alliteration
A word/phrase that suggests something else.If many people can relate to it, it allows you to...
Allusion
A word/phrase that could mean more than one thing.To get the reader thinking about the different...
Ambiguity
Giving human characteristics to an animal.Connects us to the animal being described.
Anthropomorphism
 The repetition of similar or identical vowel sounds which follow each other.Like...
Assonance 
A natural phrase or break in a line of poetry - usually in the middle.Can serve as a pause/change...
caesura
An idea or feeling that is often associated with a word or phrase.To hit to the audience/readers...
Connotation
Series of marks ... that usually indicate an intentional omission of a word or sentence.To...
Ellipsis
A technique in which the idea or perhaps rhythm of one line are continued and completed in...
Enjambment
A word or expression used instead of saying something which might be unpleasant or...
Euphemism
Using the pronoun of 'I' often means the piece is autobiographical.As if the poet is letting...
First Person
Poetry avoids regular patterns of rhythm and rhyme, although it may use other repetitive patterns...
Free Verse
Use of word-pictures (images), figures of speech (similes, metaphors) and description.To evoke...
Imagery
Like the simile, is comparing one thing to another; but  says it is something...
Metaphor
Use of words which sound like the things they describe.To further describe the scene by communicating...
Onomatopoeia
A phrase combining two terms that seem to be opposites.The poet can show us that two very different...
Oxymoron
Describing a natural thing like the weather or the sea, as if it is feeling the emotion expressed...
Pathetic Fallacy
Giving human qualities to things that are not human e.g. Anthropomorphism.Connects us to that...
Personification
A play on words, in which two different meanings are suggested either by the same word or two...
Pun
Repeating a word or phrase.Emphasises whatever is being repeated.
Repetition
The use of words with matching sounds, often at the end of each line.Links significant words...
Rhyme
Just as in music, the pattern of beats created by the words in a poem and the way they are...
Rhythm
Characterized by a hissing s, sh, z.Conjures on aural impression for the reader....
Sibilance
Comparing one thing to another using the words 'like' or 'as'.Like a metaphor, it allows us...
Similes
A particular type of poem, very traditional, and usually only a single stanza. It is always...
Sonnet
The general mood/atmosphere that is communicated in the poem, often by the way in which something...
Tone

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