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7 Poetic Devices


Simile -  comparing two unlike things using ‘like’ or ‘as’ 


Metaphor  -  comparing two things that have something in common


Alliteration  -  repetition of initial consonant sounds


Personification  -  giving human qualities to something that is not human


Hyperbole  -  a big exaggeration, usually with humor


Onomatopoeia  -  a word that names a sound, but also sounds like that sound


Imagery  -  language that appeals to your senses