Poetic Devices

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Pun
A pun is a play on words in which a humorous effect is produced by using a word that suggests two or more meanings.
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Simile
Comparing two things with the use of the words 'Like' or 'As'.
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Metaphor
Saying that one thing is another although literally it is not.
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Rhyme
Two or more words that share the same sort of sound.
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Rhyming couplet
Usually two lines in a poem that both end in words that rhyme with each other.
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Stanza
A group of lines that create a verse.
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Sonnet
A poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, typically having ten syllables per line.
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Onamatopoeia
A word that sounds like a noise e.g 'Bang'.
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Enjambment
The continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza.
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Hyperbole
Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally added in for effect.
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Card 2

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Comparing two things with the use of the words 'Like' or 'As'.

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Simile

Card 3

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Saying that one thing is another although literally it is not.

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Card 4

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Two or more words that share the same sort of sound.

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Card 5

Front

Usually two lines in a poem that both end in words that rhyme with each other.

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