Alliteration – the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of neighboring words e.g. “Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers

Assonance – is the repetition of vowel sounds e.g.”Try to light the fire”

Consonance – is the repetition of consonant sounds at the end of words e.g. “Mike likes his new bike”

Onomatopoeia – A word whose sound suggests its meaning e.g. “bang” or “buzz”.

Hyperbole – is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. “I’ve told you a million times”

Other poetic devices can be found here:

Students should try and learn most techniques as they will aid in understanding the intentions of the author and thus the meaning of the poem.

Happy Studying 🙂

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