Saturday, 17 January 2015

Joy's Poetic Devices

Example - Because I could not stop for Death,
               He kindly stopped for me;
               The carriage held but just ourselves
               And Immortality.

Example - How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?

Example - Squeal!
Kids are running everywhere.
Running and Splash –
Falling in the pool.
The music plays –
Stomp! Stomp!
The children dance.
Finally, the food is off the grill-
Munch, munch, munch! 

Example -
Your teeth are like stars;  

They come out at night.
They come back at dawn
When they’re ready to bite.

Example - Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune–without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
“I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

Example - In a house the size of a postage stamp
lived a man as big as a barge.
His mouth could drink the entire river
You could say it was rather large
For dinner he would eat a trillion beans
And a silo full of grain,
Washed it down with a tanker of milk
As if he were a drain.

Example - The teapot sang as the water boiled
The ice cubes cackled in their glass
the teacups chattered to one another.
While the chairs were passing gas
The gravy gurgled merrily 
As the oil danced in a pan.
Oh my dinnertime chorus
What a lovely, lovely clan!

Example - A dark cloud hangs above me;
It stays there all day long.
It comes every September
And stays till June is gone.
At times it stops for sun breaks
That just ain't long enough.
And so I wait for summer -
It's free on such dark stuff.

Example -
 wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.  
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.  

Free verse:
Example - Honesty is a great thing to have,  
               there is no shame in what you do,  
               for you are like everyone else, 
               except the fact, 
               you speak the truth. 

Example - I thought the software would be useful, but it was a Trojan Horse.

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