Poetic Techniques Video
Alliteration-- Repeated beginning consonant sounds, such as "feather fingers flapping"
Consonance-- Repeated consonant sounds, such as Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." For example: "And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain"
Personification-- Giving life to something not living; such as saying the feathers are fingers
Onomatopoeia-- (ah no mah toe pee ah) Words that sound like the sound they make, such as Bam! Pop! Bang! slap gurgle Phzzzzt
Simile-- Comparing two things that are different and finding a similarity -- write it using like or as , such as comparing how high the eagle flies to how a skyscraper is. The eagle flies as high as a skyscraper .
Metaphor -- comparing two different objects --- "Her sparkling eyes are stars."
Imagery: Use The Senses-- Write all sights, sounds, smells, tastes, texture, feelings about your topic
Hyperbole -- extreme exaggeration. “His grin is as wide as the ocean!” "She is as tall as a mountain!”
Vivid verbs-- Action words like flies, spread, searching, hops, munches, drops, fold, dives, scopp, flaps, flows
Nifty nouns-- Specific nouns (persons, places, things, ideas); instead of dog, say German Shepard; instead of fast, say 100 miles an hour; instead animal, say rabbit or snake
Assonance-- Repeated vowel sounds, such as flies across the skies
Consonance— Repeated consonant sounds: bounce the basketball on the backboard
Repeated words-- Repeat words for effect, like "hops, munches, hops, munches" to show the rabbit doesn't know the danger