Poetic Devices Flash Cards - The Syracuse City School District

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POETIC DEVICES FLASH CARDS
Rhyme
Repetition
Onomatopoeia
Metaphor
Hyperbole
the ends of lines,
or internal words
Rhythm
Syllables, words,
or phrases repeat
Figurative
Words that sound like
the objects they
name or the sounds
that they make.
Language
Simile
the poem may follow
a specific rhythmic
pattern or flow in a
way that connects to
the imagery of the
poem
whenever you
describe something
by comparing it
with something else
Comparing two
unlike things
using like or as
(Boom, Pow, Pop, Honk,
Swoosh)
comparing one
thing with another
that’s like it in
some way without
using the word
“like”
An exaggeration
that stretches the
truth
Personification
Giving a nonhuman thing
human feelings or
actions
Alliteration
Use of the same
Consonant at the
beginning of each
stressed syllable in a
line of verse
(“Around the rock
ragged rascal ran”)
Poetry
Writing organized
into stanzas with line
breaks
Poetry may or may
not rhyme
Prose
the
Writing organized into
sentences and
paragraphs
[Prose means story]
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