Saturday, 17 January 2015

Poetic Devices

Rhyme Examples:  Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
                               Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

Alliteration Examples: Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper                            coffee cup.

Onomatopoeia Examples: Hiss, boom, pop

Simile Examples: As quick as lightning

Metaphor Examples: He is a pig

Hyperbole Examples: This backpack weighs a ton.

Personification Examples: The star winked at me.

Symbolism Examples: Yellow-Sun, Joy,etc.

Imagery Examples: Look like a mud puddle in the sky
                                And smells like mouldy leather
                                It sounds like a giant's stomach rumbling
                                And feels like being turned inside out.

Free verse Examples: Flying like a bird
                                   In the sky
                                   Looking down
                                   See the town
Allusion Examples: I thought that the software would be useful, but    it was a Trojan horse.

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