Poetic Techniques

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metaphor
comaprison between 2 unlike things without using 'like' or 'as'. Something is something else.
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assonance
repetition of a vowel sound
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hyperbole
overstatement or exaggeration
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imagery
words that appeal to the senses. creates vivid mental pictures.
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speaker/persona
voice in the poem. provide focus.
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oxymoron
contradiction in 2 words put together
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justaposition
placing ideas close together for comparison or contrast eg. beauty and ugliness
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enjabment
lines in a poem run into each other without a punctuation mark. creates pace or confusion
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caesura
line in poetry is cut by punctuation in the middle.creates a pause or breaks the rhythm.
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ellipsis
use of ...
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irony
use of words that mean the opposite of what you really think especially in order to be funny.
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irony
situation that is strange or funny because things happen in a way that seems to be the opposite of what you expected
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Card 2

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repetition of a vowel sound

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assonance

Card 3

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overstatement or exaggeration

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Card 4

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words that appeal to the senses. creates vivid mental pictures.

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Card 5

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voice in the poem. provide focus.

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