Poetic devices (1)


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Poetic devices (1)

  1. 1. Poetic DevicesBy: Piyush Sharma 7D
  2. 2. What are Poetic Devices? Poetic devices are plans or methods of arrangements of words which can assist the writer in developing expressions that are appealing to his/her readers.
  3. 3. Types of Poetic Devices • Alliteration • Hyperbole • Personification • Metaphor • Simile • Imagery • Rhythm • Symbol • Oxymoron • Onomatopoeia • Repetition • Irony and more...
  4. 4. We will go through the different types...
  5. 5. Song #1 Price Tag By Jessie J This song uses the poetic device "Onomatopoeia." Onomatopoeia means a word that imitates a sound or is a sound written as it would be heard. The importance of Onomatopoeia in this song "Price Tag" is attached with the meaning of the song, as this device fits perfectly with it. The song emphasizes the saying that "Money can't buy happiness." The sounds "Cha-Ching (as a cash register pops open) and Bling Ba-Bling refer to the sounds related to money. It states in the song "It ain't about the Cha-Ching", referring to "Money can't buy happiness." Onomatopoeia strengthens the main idea of the song for the listener. The main idea is to find happiness without money.
  6. 6. Song #2 California Gurls By Katy Perry This song uses the device "Alliteration." Alliteration means words beginning with the same consonant sound. Alliteration helps explain the song and its main idea better by using words (commonly adjectives). In the song, Katy Perry is talking about California and explaining how it is like there. She used Alliteration in the song, so she can say many adjectives together with writing more, and so that it helps imagine these attributes of the place. The song talks about California, a place where everything is just as you've imagined, and it is the perfect place. The song uses the word “you” which represents those who’re desperately lost and looking for happiness and fulfillment in their lives.
  7. 7. Song #3 Courage By The Tragically Hip This song uses the device "Personification." Personification means when an inanimate object or something abstract is given a human quality. The importance of Personification in this song is to help visualize what that feeling would be as it is described in a quality that we have most likely had or felt. "Courage, it didn't come, it doesn't matter."In this song, they talk about that courage doesn't come in you in life sometimes, but you still have to fight without it. The main idea is to fight obstacles in life without courage sometimes, because sometimes you don't have it, and then its useless to you. Courage is inanimate, and they gave it the human quality to come and go.
  8. 8. Song #4: Moves Like Jagger By Maroon 5 This song uses the device "Repetition." Repetition is when you repeat something said or written already. The Moves Like Jagger song tells us about a man who sincerely loves a woman. Like the song, his love is sort of unique. He just wants to give without expecting to take. He don't want to control her. He will try to give and satisfies whatever she wants. Even if she wants 'the moves like Jagger,' he will show her that he 'got the moves like Jagger.' It is likely to mean that he will adapt to her. Repetition is also used in the song to make it catchy for the listener or to prove a point. The main idea of the song is that "Adapt to your loved ones to keep them happy."
  9. 9. Song #5 Some Where Over The Rainbow By Israel Kamakawiow The poetic device used in this song is Imagery. Imagery is the language in a poem or song (any writing) that appeals to the senses to help you imagine. The importance of Imagery in this song is that it helps us imagine a world where everything is okay and perfect. Where there is no fighting and there is only love. "Where Blue Birds Fly" has adjectives in it, which help the imagery. In the song, the text helps you use your visual senses which helps you imagine it. The main idea is that we imagine a world where there is peace and no fighting. We need to stop imagining it and make it happen.
  10. 10. Song #6 Red By Taylor Swift The poetic device used in this song is "Simile." A Simile is a comparison of two things normally quite different, using "like" or "as." The Similes in this song were used because there is a comparison of when she was with her loved one and when she wasn't. She uses life examples foe similes (autumn colours lose it all). Similes help this song a lot as she uses life examples to adapt to the listeners emotions. The main idea is to be with your loved ones while you can, or you will regret it after.
  11. 11. Song #7 Let Her Go By Passenger The poetic device used in this song is metaphor. Metaphor means one kind of object or idea is given the qualities of another. Metaphors are important to the song as they because this song is about losing love and how you miss them afterwards. He gives the qualities of when he was with her, and to one he missed her. "Only miss home when you hit the road" he uses a metaphor, in this case comparing the road and his home, or this case fighting and comfort in the relationship. "Only miss the sun when it starts to snow." The main idea is that you feel the importance of others in your life after losing them. Then you miss them.
  12. 12. Rhyme Song #8 Fireflies By Owl City The poetic device used in this song is Rhyme. Words that have different beginning sounds but whose endings sound alike, including the final vowel sound and everything following it, are said to rhyme. In Owl City, there are many rhymes, hence considered a rhyme scheme. The rhyme scheme in Owl City is AABCCDCEEFFGGHIII. Each letter represents a type of rhyme in the song. Rhyme is important to the song as it makes it more melodious and catchy and easy to remember for the listener. At the heart of this song there seems to be a eager or a desire to escape back to childhood innocence which main idea. "If planet earth would move slowly." This means that if you could go back to your childhood or keep time stopped there it would be the only thing you ever wanted. The main idea is that childhood is very precious.
  13. 13. Poetic Devices can help poetry and take it to a new level. Hope you learned the importance and the uses of these poetic devices. THANKS FOR WATCHING!