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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