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Poetic Devices

8-2 Poetic Devices Quiz

Alliteration the repetition of an initial consonant sound within a line of poetry
Allusion reference to a mythological, Biblical, or historical person or event
Anthropomorphism giving human traits to animals
Assonance repitition of vowel sounds within a line of poetry
Imagery the collection of symbols, similies, or metaphors in literature that form an image in the reader's mind
Metaphor a direct comparison that imaginatively identifies one object with another; a comparison between objects or ideas
Onomatopoeia a word that imitates the sound it represents
Personification the use of human traits in describing nonliving things
Rhyme a correspondence of sounds in two or more words which follows a distict pattern
Simile a creative comparison of two unlike objects or ideas using the words like or as
Symbolism the use of an object to represent or suggest another
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