Poetry Devices

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Assonance
Repetition of similar or identical vowel sounds in words which follow each other
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Diction
The words that the poet has specifically chosen to create a particular effect, meaning or atmosphere
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Enjambment
A sentence that carries on into the next line
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Metaphor
A comparative description based on the similarity of 2 things, but one that directly connects them e.g 'That child is a perfect monkey'
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Onomatopoeia
Use of words that echo their meaning e.g 'snap' and ' bang'
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Sensory Description
A description which uses the 5 human senses. Creates a vivid meaning
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Simile
A form of comparison based on the similarity of 2 things which suggests that 1 object shares features with another, but is not fully identical.
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The words that the poet has specifically chosen to create a particular effect, meaning or atmosphere

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Diction

Card 3

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A sentence that carries on into the next line

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Card 4

Front

A comparative description based on the similarity of 2 things, but one that directly connects them e.g 'That child is a perfect monkey'

Back

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Card 5

Front

Use of words that echo their meaning e.g 'snap' and ' bang'

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