Poetic devices, tools you can use to create poems
. A direct comparison of two things using “like”, “as” or “than” e.g. her eyes are like comets.
. A direct comparison between two things.
Stating that one is the other or does the action of the other.
E.g. her fingers danced across the keyboard.
. Giving human characteristics to an object, animal or idea.
E.g. the days crept by slowly.
. Words that sound like their meanings
E.g. boom, buzz, crackle, gurgle, hiss, pop, sizzle, snap, swoosh, whir, zip.
. The use of words to create mental images.
Uses sight, sound, touch, taste, smell and feelings (emotions).
E.g. smoke mysteriously puffed out from the clown’s ears.
. Repeated constant sounds at the beginning of words placed near each other.
E.g. fast and furious
. The use of words whose endings sound alike
E.g. time slime crime
Arranging the words
. Verse: one single line of poem
. stanza: a group of verses.