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TC Poetic Devices

TC Poetry

The way a poem looks on the page, its shape. Form
The repeating of sounds, words, phrases, or lines for an effect. Repetition
Group of lines arranged together, similar to the paragraph in prose. Stanza
The beat of a poem, made of patterns of accented and un-accented syllables. Rhythm or meter
Repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of words. Alliteration
Includes mental pictures that words put into a reader's mind. It is also reference to the five senses created by language - touch, smell, sounds, etc. Imagery
When a writer gives human qualities to nonhumans and objects. Personification
The author's attitude toward the subject or her reader. Tone
An extreme over-exaggeration. Hyperbole
What makes a work of literature, or any art work, a classic? Universal, timeless themes
Not what is said by an author but HOW it's said. Style
A small world that represents a larger one. Microcosm
A reference to something or someone famous. Allusion
When an author says one thing but means another. Verbal irony
A twist from what's expected to something else (usually there's a deep meaning behind this twist) Situational irony
When the audience knows something a character does not know. Dramatic irony
In ancient Greek drama, when tragic events would occur, some thought the gods were playing tricks on them for their own amusement. Cosmic irony
Of what are these examples? Good vs. evil, heroism vs. cowardice, undying love, rags to riches. Universal themes
Created by: mirandajordan



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