Common Poetic Devices

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Common Poetic Devices

  1. 1. Common Poetic Devices
  2. 2. repetition of the initial consonant sounds Alliteration
  3. 3. t errible t ruths and l ullaby l ies
  4. 4. Assonance repetition of vowel sound
  5. 5. m y stery d i sguised with i n
  6. 6. Consonance repetition of consonant sounds, but not vowel sounds
  7. 7. gloo m y wo m an
  8. 8. Imagery language that evokes sensory images
  9. 9. drip of ruby teardrops (aural/sound)
  10. 10. to wake up where the green grass grows (visual/sight)
  11. 11. lips like cool sweet tea (oral/taste)
  12. 12. streaming through a velvet sky (tactile/touch)
  13. 13. the stench of the underworld (olfactory/smell)
  14. 14. Internal Rhyme rhyming that occurs within the line (rather at the end)
  15. 15. piece of me emerges
  16. 16. Rhyme a pattern of words that contains similar sounds at the end of the line
  17. 17. Life for me is wild and free.
  18. 18. Rhyme Scheme a repeated pattern of rhymed words at the end of the line
  19. 19. lusty eyes (A) passionate cries (A) rich blood. (B) bitter sweat (C) he loves (D) and dies (A)
  20. 20. Stanza a group of poetic lines (also called verse)
  21. 21. Like glistening sun and moon like day and gloomy night like pure earth and gentle clouds transformation – life and death
  22. 22. Symbol an object or action that means more than its literal meaning
  23. 23. Always open like a rosebud ( a young girl)

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