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Poetry Introduction Poetry Terms
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as dead as the dodo as dead as a doornail as
different as chalk from cheese as dry as a
bone as dry as dust as dull as dishwater as flat
as a pancake as free as a bird as fresh as a
daisy as gentle as a lamb as good as gold as
happy as a lark as hard as nails What do all of
these phrases have in common?
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as dead as the dodo as deaf as a post as
different as chalk from cheese as dry as a
bone as dry as dust as dull as dishwater as flat
as a pancake as free as a bird as fresh as a
daisy as gentle as a lamb as good as gold as
happy as a lark as hard as nails They're all
SIMILES!
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  • Simile a comparison of two unlike things uses
    like, as, resembles, and than
  • Example Red as a cherry Looks like a million
    dollars

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America is a melting pot. John is a real pig when
he eats. My father is a rock. Her home was a
prison. George is a sheep. He was a lion in
battle. What do all of these phrases have in
common?
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America is a melting pot. John is a real pig when
he eats. My father is a rock. Her home was a
prison. George is a sheep. He was a lion in
battle. They're all METAPHORS!
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  • Metaphor a comparison of two unlike things
    does NOT use the words like or as
  • Example She is a treasure. He is a rock.

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Well now, one winter it was so cold that all the
geese flew backward and all the fish moved south
and even the snow turned blue. Late at night, it
got so frigid that all spoken words froze solid
before they could be heard. What do these
sentences have in common?
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Well now, one winter it was so cold that all the
geese flew backward and all the fish moved south
and even the snow turned blue. Late at night, it
got so frigid that all spoken words froze solid
before they could be heard. They both use
HYPERBOLE.
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  • Hyperbole when the truth is exaggerated for
    emphasis or humorous effect
  • Example I had a ton of homework I have a
    million things to do

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The candle flame danced in the dark. Thunder
grumbled and raindrops reported for duty. The
moon turned over to face the day. As fall turned
to winter, the trees found themselves wearing
white. The brown grass was begging for water. Our
society needs strong leaders. One unhappy icicle
wasted away in the day. The sunflowers nodded in
the wind The silence crept into the
classroom. Father Time can always catch up to
you, no matter how fast you run. This city never
sleeps. The sun stretched its golden arms across
the plains. What do these sentences have in
common?
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The candle flame danced in the dark. Thunder
grumbled and raindrops reported for duty. The
moon turned over to face the day. As fall turned
to winter, the trees found themselves wearing
white. The brown grass was begging for water. Our
society needs strong leaders. One unhappy icicle
wasted away in the day. The sunflowers nodded in
the wind The silence crept into the
classroom. Father Time can always catch up to
you, no matter how fast you run. This city never
sleeps. The sun stretched its golden arms across
the plains. The all use PERSONIFICATION!
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  • Personification giving human qualities to an
    animal, object, or idea
  • Example The tree dance. The fire ran wild

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It was dark and dim in the forest. The children
were screaming and shouting in the fields. He
whiffed the aroma of brewed coffee. The girl ran
her hands on a soft satin fabric. The fresh and
juicy oranges are very cold and sweet. Bella
grasped Edward's icy hand. The audience erupted
in applause as a result of the play. What do
these sentences have in common?
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It was dark and dim in the forest. The children
were screaming and shouting in the fields. He
whiffed the aroma of brewed coffee. The girl ran
her hands on a soft satin fabric. The fresh and
juicy oranges are very cold and sweet. Bella
grasped Edward's icy hand. The audience erupted
in applause as a result of the play. They all
use IMAGERY!
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  • Imagery words and phrases that appeal to a
    readers five senses
  • Example The freezing wind brushed my face the
    smell of dinner was near.

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Dog goes woof. Cat goes meow. Bird goes
tweet, and mouse goes squeak. Cow goes moo. Frog
goes croak, and the elephant goes toot. Ducks say
quack, and fish go blub, and the seal goes ow ow
ow. What do these lines have in common?
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Dog goes woof. Cat goes meow. Bird goes
tweet, and mouse goes squeak. Cow goes moo. Frog
goes croak, and the elephant goes toot. Ducks say
quack, and fish go blub, and the seal goes ow ow
ow. They all contain ONOMATOPOEIA!
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  • Onomatopoeia the use of words whose sounds echo
    their meanings
  • Example buzz, whisper, murmur, vroom, squish

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Why would authors use the examples of figurative
language we have defined?
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Alliteration The repetition of similar sounds
Consonance
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Consonance repetition of consonant
sounds Example Peter Piper picked a peck of
pickled peppers Tongue twisters!
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Rhyme Scheme
End Rhyme
Free-verse
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End rhyme poetry that rhymes at the end of each
line Free verse poetry that does not rhyme
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Repetition the use of a word, phrase, or line
more than once in a poem
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Why would authors use the form examples we
defined?
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Poetry Writing Activity I
Step 1 Select four of the poetry devices we
defined. Write these four down in your
composition book. Simile Metaphor Hyperbole Person
ification Imagery Onomatopoeia Alliteration Conson
ance End Rhyme Free Verse Repetition
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Poetry Writing Activity I
Step 2 Select an animal. If you have trouble,
pick one from the following list lion, tiger,
raven, snake, or whale.
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Poetry Writing Activity I
Step 3 For each device you selected, provide an
original example. Example Animal Lion Simile
The lion stormed through the wispy savannah
grass like a streak of blazing
lightning. Hyperbole The snarling lion roared
so viciously, the dirt beneath my feet began
to quake. Personification The golden lion
laughed with joy upon seeing me
tremble. Alliteration The lazy lion languidly
laid by the lake.
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Poetry Writing Activity I
Step 4 Now, take all four of these devices, and
work them into a piece of flash fiction (a really
short story). This is how writers use figurative
language in their writing.
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