POETRY ~A medium for creative expression~ By Margaret Dixon
~IMAGES~ Appeal to the five senses The bear in the back room is wormy Its meat is all stinky and squirmy, So I’m reading a...
~FIGURES OF SPEECH ~ SIMILE ONOMATOPOEIA METAPHOR PERSONIFICATION HELP CREATE IMAGES
“ It seems to me You’ve lived your life Like a candle  in the wind” Elton John
~SIMILE~ “ Sometimes when the moon Looks like a slice of orange impaled on a tree fork….” From “Insomniac” by Patricia Y. ...
The fog comes on little cat feet It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on. Carl Sandburg
~METAPHOR~ <ul><li>My brother is </li></ul><ul><li>A PIG! </li></ul>~a direct comparison; does NOT use “like” or “as”
“ Life has loveliness to sell- All beautiful and splendid things,  Blue waves whitened on a cliff,  Climbing fire that swa...
~PERSONIFICATION~ ~giving human qualities to inhuman things or objects “… And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn, Would...
“… And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me-filled me with fantastic terrors never felt be...
~ONOMATOPOEIA~ “ Black is the clear glass now that he glides, Crisp is the whisper of long, lean strides…”   from “The Ska...
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  1. 1. POETRY ~A medium for creative expression~ By Margaret Dixon
  2. 2. ~IMAGES~ Appeal to the five senses The bear in the back room is wormy Its meat is all stinky and squirmy, So I’m reading a book About how to cook And another about taxidermy.
  3. 3. ~FIGURES OF SPEECH ~ SIMILE ONOMATOPOEIA METAPHOR PERSONIFICATION HELP CREATE IMAGES
  4. 4. “ It seems to me You’ve lived your life Like a candle in the wind” Elton John
  5. 5. ~SIMILE~ “ Sometimes when the moon Looks like a slice of orange impaled on a tree fork….” From “Insomniac” by Patricia Y. Ikeda ~ a comparison using the words “like” or “as”
  6. 6. The fog comes on little cat feet It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on. Carl Sandburg
  7. 7. ~METAPHOR~ <ul><li>My brother is </li></ul><ul><li>A PIG! </li></ul>~a direct comparison; does NOT use “like” or “as”
  8. 8. “ Life has loveliness to sell- All beautiful and splendid things, Blue waves whitened on a cliff, Climbing fire that sways and sings, And children’s faces looking up Holding wonder like a cup. Sara Teasdale
  9. 9. ~PERSONIFICATION~ ~giving human qualities to inhuman things or objects “… And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn, Would scarcely know that we were gone” Sara Teasdale
  10. 10. “… And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me-filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before…” from “The Raven”
  11. 11. ~ONOMATOPOEIA~ “ Black is the clear glass now that he glides, Crisp is the whisper of long, lean strides…” from “The Skater of Ghost Lake” by William Rose Benet ~when a word sounds like what it means

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