Poetic devices


ALLITERATION - is the repetition of initial consonant sounds. Example: “Fetched fresh, as I suppose, off some sweet wood.”

ASSONANCE - is a close repetition of similar vowel sounds, usually in stressed syllables. Example: “I rose and told him of my woe.”

ATMOSPHERE / MOOD - is the feeling that is created in a story or poem.

CLICHE - An overused, common expreression. Eample: “All for one, and one for all”

CONNOTATION - the emotional suggestions attached to words beyond their   strict definitions.  

CONSONANCE - the close repetition of identical consonant sounds before and after different vowels.

COLLOQUIAL - Is a conversational language, informal. Example: "This food is


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