Analysing poetry (Lit)

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Analysing poetry (Lit)

  1. 1. ANALYSING POETRY Poetic Devices/ Techniques
  2. 2. LANGUAGE AND SOUNDS IN POETRYigurative Languageymbolsound Devices
  3. 3. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE (PG19)reates imagery or pictures in the minds of the reader.g: She is all smileseaning: Showing happinessimile
  4. 4. SIMILEefinition: Comparing one thing (object,person,idea) to another with the use of the word“like” & “as”g: Tim is as cunning as a fox
  5. 5. PERSONIFICATION (PG 20)efinition: An object/ idea which is given humancharacteristic or personality.g: The pen is dancing. The dying sun shows its last glimpse of
  6. 6. METAPHORefinition: Comparing one thing withanother without the use of “like” & “as”g: Everyday is a winding road
  7. 7. SYMBOLSefinition: Something that represents a larger idea, issue or value.g: The EagleCandle
  8. 8. SOUND DEVICES (PG 21)nomatopoeialliteration
  9. 9. ONOMATOPOEIAefinition: Words which are sound words.g: “Boom” “Crash”
  10. 10. ALLITERATION (PG 22)efinition: Letters at the beginning of the words in asentence are repeated.g: Tongue Twisters Peter Piper Picked A Peck of Pickled
  11. 11. RHYMEefinition: The end words sounds the same.g: Her heart is so fake, It is yours to take.
  12. 12. Your Individual Task: Draw the table below ona piece of foolscap paper and fill in the rightcolumn.Poetic Give 3 examples:Technique/DeviceSimilePersonificationMetaphorOnomatopoeiaAlliterationRhyme

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