Poetic Techniques

Describing something by comparing it with something else.
Simile
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Describing something by saying it is something else.
Metaphor
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Poetry written without any regular pattern in rhyme, rhythm or line lengths.
Free Verse
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A line of poetry which runs on to the next line or stanza, without any punctuation.
Enjambment
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The use of words in a poem or song that have the same sound, especially the end of lines.
Rhyme
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When an inanimate object is given human qualities.
Personification
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A group of lines that are organised together in poems.
Stanza
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The quality of somebody's voice, especially expressing a particular emotion.
Tone
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When deliberate exaggeration is used for emphasis.
Hyperbole
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Language that produces pictures in the minds of people reading or listening.
Imagery
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The way in which the parts of something are connected together, arranged or organized.
Structure
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The use of the same letter or sound at the beginning of words that are close together.
Alliteration
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A phrase or a line which is repeated throughout the poem.
Refrain
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The use of the same vowel sound in words which are close together.
Assonance
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A phrase which is positive, by using a negative.
Litotes
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Describing something by saying it is something else.

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Metaphor

Card 3

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Poetry written without any regular pattern in rhyme, rhythm or line lengths.

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Card 4

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A line of poetry which runs on to the next line or stanza, without any punctuation.

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Card 5

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The use of words in a poem or song that have the same sound, especially the end of lines.

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