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Poetic Terms 1

Poetic terms and their definitions

Simile a comparison of two unlike things using ‘like’ or ‘as’.
Metaphor a comparison of two unlike things without using like or as
Personification an inanimate object is given human like characteristic
Hyperbole a great exaggeration
Alliteration at the beginning of words, there is a repetition of consonants
Assonance anywhere in the words, there is a repetition of vowels
Consonance anywhere in words, there is repetition of consonant sounds
Onomatopoeia words that sound like the name of the word
Repetition words or phrases are repeated
End Rhyme At the end of lines, words rhyme.
Internal rhyme Words that rhyme are in the middle of the line.
Created by: MrsBrownImpact