POETIC ELEMENTS - NOTES ALLITERATION EXAMPLES: Come and clean your closet. Shut the shutter before it makes you shudder. Put down your pen and play the piano.

Garry gathered the garbage. ALLITERATION DEFINITION: ALLITERATION = the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of closely connected words

ALLUSION EXAMPLES: His nose was growing like Pinocchios. He was a real Romeo with the ladies. Chocolate was her Achilles heel. I thought the software would be useful, but it was a Trojan Horse.

ALLUSION DEFINITION: ALLUSION = an indirect or passing reference to a person, place, or thing of historical, cultural, literary, or political significance

HYPERBOLE EXAMPLES: I am so hungry I could eat a horse. If I dont get a smartphone, I will die. She is as thin as a toothpick. He has millions of video games.

HYPERBOLE DEFINITION: HYPERBOLE = exaggeration of ideas for the sake of emphasis IMAGERY EXAMPLES:

It was dark and dim in the forest. The fresh and juicy orange was cold and sweet. She ran her hands over the soft satin fabric. He whiffed the aroma of brewed coffee. IMAGERY DEFINITION:

IMAGERY = language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in a way that appeals to our physical senses IRONY EXAMPLES: The name of Britains biggest dog

was Tiny. After laughing at someone for slipping, you slip. I posted a video on YouTube about how useless YouTube is. Oh great! Now you have broken my new camera. IRONY DEFINITION:

IRONY = Intended meaning is different than actual meaning; difference between the appearance and the reality JUXTAPOSITION EXAMPLES:

Calm and chaos Beauty and ugliness Dark and light Weakness and strength

JUXTAPOSITION DEFINITION: JUXTAPOSITION = two or more ideas, places, characters and/or actions placed side by side for the purpose of developing contrasts METAPHOR

EXAMPLES: America is a melting pot. Life is a rollercoaster. Time is money.

The world is a stage. METAPHOR DEFINITION: METAPHOR = implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two different objects (without like or as)

SIMILIE EXAMPLES: As big as an elephant Like two peas in a pod

As clean as a whistle Like fingernails on a chalkboard SIMILIE DEFINITION: SIMILE = direct comparison between two different things using the word like or as

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