Question by  Xombicide (99)

What are some poetic devices?

I have to identify some and I don't know what they are.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Alliteration- the repetition of a same beginning sound, Allusion- referring to something in history or literature, caesura- emphasis caused by a stop using punctuation, enjambement- continuing a thought from line to line w/out punctuation, there're MANY, a quick way to study them, google this question and choose a site list.


Answer by  CarolynOsborne (2804)

Alliteration--series of words that have the same initial sound ("wandered weak and weary"). Consonance--a series of words with the same internal consonant sound ("cat hits bat"--t sound). Assonance--a series of words with the same vowel sound ("blooming blue cool flowers"--oo sound). Onomatopoeia--words that sound like what they are (bow wow--dog sound, meow--cat). Also meter and the different types of rhymes.

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