Poetic Devices

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  1. Sykda

    Sykda New Member

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    Simile- Comparison using like or as
    i.e. I am as gentle as a flower; I am as dumb as a rock

    Metaphor- Comparison w/out using like or as
    i.e. You are the blanket that keeps me warm; She is a witch

    Personification-Giving any nonhuman (Objects, animals, etc) human like traits
    i.e. The clouds fight off the sunlight; The wind races through the day

    Alliteration- Repeating of a consanant sound
    i.e. The wasteful woman continue to whine through out the winter nights; The cool kids continued to kick the canines

    Assonance- Repeating of a vowel sound
    i.e. The bright light shined right into my sight; The kids committed many investigations

    Oxymoron
    -Using complete opposite adjectives to describe something
    i.e. The small giant walked far; The loud whisper was very secretive

    Onomotapia- The use of words which imitate sounds
    i.e. The dog barked; The bee buzzed by the man

    Repetition
    - the repeating of words, phrases, lines, or stanzas.
    i.e. The dragon was fast. The dragon was big. Soon the dragon died. I killed the dragon.

    Imagery- Words or phrases that appeal to any sense or any combination of senses.
    i.e. The blonde haired girl looked at me with her hazel eyes and started to talk but only could twitch her lip a bit. She just stood there looking at me with puppy-dog eyes seeminly like shes about to cry.

    Rhyme- The similarity of ending sounds existing between two words.
    i.e. The night is long, dark, and eerie
    Anyone that comes into the forest, beware, cause the monsters are scary


    Meter- The recurrence of a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
    i.e.
    aa bbb cc ddd cc bbb aa
    aa bbb cccc dddd
    aa bbb cc ddd cc bbb aa
    aa bbb cccc dddd


    Stanza
    - a grouping of two or more lines of a poem in terms of length, metrical form, or rhyme scheme.
    i.e.
    ::aa bbb ccc::
    ::dd eee ff::
    ^^Stanza 1

    ::gg hhh ii::
    ::jj kkk ll:::
    ^^Stanza 2

    Point-of-view - The author's point-of-view concentrates on the vantage point of the speaker, or "teller", of the story or poem.

    * 1st person: the speaker is a character in the story or poem and tells it from his/her perspective (uses "I")

    .....i.e. I am sad he is gone
    I wish I didnt feel like this


    * 3rd person limited: the speaker is not part of the story, but tells about the other characters but limits information about what one character sees and feels.

    .....i.e. The man is sad but noone knows why
    His frown is there but noone knows why


    * 3rd person omniscient: the speaker is not part of the story, but is able to "know" and describe what all characters are thinking.

    ......i.e. He is sitting there thinking about how he is going to marry her
    Everyone else is thinking about school work, but he is not
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  2. absolute zero

    absolute zero Among the living

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    good shit...

    learned somethin...
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  3. Sykda

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    Ironic-When You expect one outcome and the complete opposite actually happens

    Point of Illumination-Its when you can predict whats going to happen
    i.e.When I am writing a story I want the reader to have no Point of Illumination because I dont want him to know what is going to happen next.

    Foreshadowing-It is when the author drops a hint of whats going to happen

    Fiction-Fake

    Nonfiction-Real
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  4. MisterEThoughts

    MisterEThoughts MysteryOfUntoldTruth

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    this cool... thanks man....
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  5. RealMS

    RealMS Ne te quaesiveris extra

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    why did I not see this, last year? Hey it was on my birthday, case closed lol.

    Lets see, I think it was in English II my teacher assigned us to make a poetry portfolio and it had to be 100 lines total using a certain number of ^^^ but I hated it because it seemed like it was just a grade, nothing more. I've never had an actual English teacher, they all deaden the course, its not challenging. I have a feeling a professor is just the same. Must be up to me!
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    Someone should sticky this? It needs it, this is tight shit..
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    RealMS Ne te quaesiveris extra

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    ummm....WTF????^^^
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