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Poetry Techniques

Mrs O'Donnell

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2.The pace or beat of the poem - can vary enormously from line to line in order to achieve a particular effect. Again, reading the poem out loud can help you spot it and its effects.
5.Another, more sophisticated word for a verse in a poem.
7.What the poem is about - its meaning, comment or point.
8.A comparative description based on similarity between two things, but one that directly connects them e.g. That child is a perfect monkey.
10.Use of words which echo their meaning in sound e.g. “Snap”, “bang” etc.
15.A form of comparison based on a similarity between two things, which suggests one object shares features with another but is not wholly identical e.g. The child chattered like a monkey.
16.A description which uses the five human senses - touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing. This sort of description is very effective in creating a vivid meaning.
18.How the poem appears on the page, how it is constructed and organised. E.g. ballad, acrostic, sonnet, blank verse, etc.
20.When a word, phrase or image stands for or evokes a complex set of ideas.
1.The word used to describe the 'voice' the poet uses to communicate the poem to the audience.
3.An over exaggeration.
4.Describing something by comparing it to something else.
6.Technique of presenting things which are not human as if they are.
9.A way in which the poet is able to control the rhythm and pace of the poem. A good way to spot the effect of it is to read the poem out loud.
11.Repetition of similar or identical vowel sounds in words which follow each other.
12.An expression that cannot be matched or directly translated word-for-word in another language.
13.Repetition of connected words beginning with the same letter. Used to highlight the feeling of sound and movement, to intensify feeling or to bind words together.
14.A poem without a rhyming scheme, rhythm, structure or pattern.
17.Use of word pictures, figures of speech and description to evoke ideas, feelings, objects, actions, states of mind, etc.
19.The use of words with matching sounds, usually at the end of each line.

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