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Onomatopoeia - A word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound it describes. Example: Pop., Metaphor - A direct comparison between two unlike things, stating that one is the other or does the action of the other. Example: He’s a zero. , Simile - A direct comparison of two unlike things using “like” or “as.” Example: He’s as dumb as an ox. Example: Her eyes are like comets., Personification - Giving human characteristics to an inanimate object, animal, or abstract idea. Example: The days crept by slowly, sorrowfully., Alliteration - When two or more words in a row start with the same letter., Narrative poem - A poem that tells a story., Elegy - A poem written to remember the dead., Hyperbole - Dramatic language that is an exaggeration. , Symbol - Something having a deeper meaning than what it actually is., Sibilance - The repetition of the s sound., Enjambment - An idea that goes from one line of poetry to the next or to the next stanza without apunctuation mark to stop it.  ,

Poetry and language devices

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