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Expedition Mission - Poetic Devices - Examples

designed by Sharon R. Strock

Expedition Mission - Poetic Devices - Examples

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Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on Nov 19, 2012
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 Poetic Devices 
...or Figurative Language 
 
 Poetic devices (also known as figurative language) make your writing more interesting to the  reader and make the reading experience more enriching for the reader. Here are some  commonly used forms.
Simile
A figure of speech in which thingsare compared using the words “like”or “as.”
The surface of the
water looked as smooth as glass 
.
Metaphor 
A figure of speech in which thingsare compared by stating that onething
is
another.
The
clouds are cotton balls 
in the sky
.
Alliteration
Repetition of words with the samebeginning letter or sound (the /p/ sound).
Polly planted plenty of pretty pansies.
Personification
A figure of speech in which objectsare given human qualities.
The
sun played peek-a-boo 
with theclouds.
Onomatopoeia
Words that sound like the objects oractions to which they refer.
A pesky mosquito
buzzed 
around myhead.
Imagery
Using figurative language todescribe. Using words to paintpictures in the reader’s mind.
The flaming red sky glittered brightly in the early morning as the sun gently rose in the east.

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