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Poetic Devices

Poetic Devices and Literary Terms

QuestionAnswer
Symbol An object (/idea) that represents another; (an object/idea that stands for something else)
Metaphor A comparison made between two or more things without using the words like or as
Simile A comparison made between two or more things using the words like or as
Personification Giving human (/human-like) qualities (/characteristics) to inanimate objects or animals
Apostrophe A figure of speech that is addressed to an absent or dead person
Hyperbole Exaggeration or an overstatement
Paradox A statement (/situation) that appears to be true but when viewed more closely is contradictory
Oxymoron Contradicting terms (/words) that are put together (/appear in conjunction)
Onomatopoeia Words that sound like what they are
Alliteration The repetition of initial consonant sounds in a passage
Consonance Repetition of consonant sounds in a passage
Assonance Repetition of a vowel sound in a passage
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