Essay on Poetic Devices

Submitted By Ratal2
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Poetic Devices
Simile: Comparison using 'like' or 'as'
Personification: Giving human-like attributes to inanimate objects.
Imagery: The author uses word to create an image that appeals to senses.
Cacophony: Hard-sounding words.
Allegory: The author delivers a message to the audience. A story that is meant to teach you something, the one that has an underlying much deeper than the surface message that is given.
Analogy: Another word for similar
Iambic Pentameter: Words that sound pleasing to the ear.
Dramatic Irony: It is is something that the audience knows but not the character acting on the stage.
Euphemism: Being more formal.
Blank Verse: Verse without rhyme, especially that which uses iambic pentameter.
Hyperbole: Overexagerration
Alliteration: Consonants words in a sentence.
Oxymoron: Two contradictory words side by side.
Paradox: A statement that seems contradictory on the surface but has a deeper meaning to it.
Diction:The choice and use of words in speech or writing.
Colloquilism: Informal Spoken Language.
Ononatopoeia: The use of words to imitate the sounds it would make
Pun: Phrases with double meaning.
Verbal Irony: It is basically different from what is said and what is meant, in other words, sarcasm.
Situational Irony: It is the contrast between of what was to happen and what was expected.
Rhyme: Repetition of similar sounding words at the end of lines.
Rhythm: A regular repeated pattern of sound.
Metonymy:One thing is replaced by another word with which it is associated.
Contrast: The author uses contrast when he/she describes two different entities.
Juxtaposition: Two or more ideas are placed side by side to compare and contrast it.
Ambiguity: Prescece of two or more messages in one passage.
Consonance: The repetition of…