Identifying Poetic Devices Essay

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Identifying Poetic Devices Directions: Write which technique is being used on the line. There may be more than one correct answer; you may write more than one answer. Then, explain how you know your answer. Slashes represent line breaks. |Answers: alliteration, rhyme, onomatopoeia, idiom, simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification. | Example 1. This falling spray of snow-flakes is / a handful of dead Februaries What technique is being used? _____Personification and Alliteration____________________________ Alliteration, Rhyme, Onomatopoeia, Idiom, Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole, or Personification |Explain how you figured it out: | | | |Februaries can’t die like humans can; therefore it is an example of personification. Also, many words begin with the letter “F” or | |“S”, so it also has alliteration. | 2. The moon is faithful, although blind What technique is being used? personification Alliteration, Rhyme, Onomatopoeia, Idiom, Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole, or Personification |Explain how you figured it out: | 3. children sleeping softly in their bedroom bunks What technique is being used? alliteration Alliteration, Rhyme, Onomatopoeia, Idiom, Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole, or Personification |Explain how you figured it out: | 4. Time is a green orchard. What
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