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Poetic Techniques

TermDefinition
Rhyme when a number of words close together create similar sounds, usually at the end of words or at the end of lines in a poem
Rhythm the pattern made by the combination of long and short sounds, accented and unaccented syllables
Simile a comparison often using 'like' or 'as' that shows similarities between two very different things
Metaphor describing a person, place, thing or action in a way that isn't literally true, but helps make a comparison or suggest a resemblance
Onomatopoeia a word that imitates or mimics the sound it is describing
Alliteration when a number of words with the same first consonant sound occur close together
Personification giving human-like qualities or characteristics to something non-human
Repetition using the same words or phrases more than once to make an idea clearer and more memorable
Assonance when a number of words close together repeat the same vowel sound (but use different consonant sounds)
Imagery descriptive language that appeals to one or more of the five senses (taste, smell, touch, sight, sound)
Created by: alhana.latto
 

 



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