Poetic Conventions Display

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Poetic Conventions Display

  1. 1. POETIC CONVENTIONS similes, metaphors, personification, assonance & alliteration, repetition, onomatopoeia, imagery, rhyme, rhythm.
  2. 2. SIMILIES <ul><li>Comparing two things using the words “like” or “as” </li></ul>“ cutting, swift as an executioner” “ Keith walks inside like a defeated soldier” (Herrick, S. By the River , page 34)
  3. 3. METAPHORS <ul><li>Comparing two things without using the words “like” or “as” </li></ul>“ the battlefield we call a playground” “ the moon is a shiny silver fingernail” (Herrick, S. By the River , page 34, 179)
  4. 4. PERSONIFICATION <ul><li>Giving human feelings to something that is not alive </li></ul>“ the branches scrape their fingers down my window…” (Herrick, S. By the River , page 79)
  5. 5. ASSONANCE & ALLITERATION <ul><li>Assonance: repetition of the same vowel sound in words close together </li></ul><ul><li>‘ fly high’ </li></ul><ul><li>Alliteration: repetition of same letter to start two or more words in a row </li></ul><ul><li>‘ cool, calm and collected’ </li></ul>
  6. 6. REPETITION <ul><li>Repeating the same word or phrase to draw attention to it. </li></ul>“ Mrs Appleyard says... Mrs Appleyard says... Mrs Appleyard says... Mrs Appleyard says... Mrs Appleyard. Mrs Appleyard. Go and get stuffed.” (Herrick, S. By the River , page 23)
  7. 7. ONOMATOPEAIA <ul><li>A word that sounds like the word it represents. </li></ul>“ lightning snaps electricity” “ Dad slams our shutters” “ raindrops pound the chook shed” (Herrick, S. By the River , page 149)
  8. 8. IMAGERY <ul><li>Descriptive language used to show what is physically happening, particularly using the five senses </li></ul>“ All I can hear are frogs, rhythmic and low, and my heart, beating, waiting for Johnny” (Herrick, S. By the River , page 160)
  9. 9. RHYME <ul><li>Using words that sound alike </li></ul>“ as we hide, eyes wide” (Herrick, S. By the River , page 101)
  10. 10. RHYTHM <ul><li>Using syllable length and stress to create a beat or pace in poetic lines. </li></ul>“’ NO!’ I shout again, ‘NO!’ I pick up a rock, hurl it blind, turn and run, Keith fast behind as the glass shatters and doors bang. I don’t stop until bedroom safe” (Herrick, S. By the River , page 100-1)

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