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More Poetry Terms. Some new ones for you?. Assonance Consonance Apostrophe Metonymy Synecdoche Rhetorical vs figurative devices. Assonance. The repetition of vowel sounds. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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More Poetry Terms

Some new ones for you?AssonanceConsonanceApostropheMetonymySynecdocheRhetorical vs figurative devicesAssonanceThe repetition of vowel sounds.I bomb atomicallySocrates philosophies and hypotheses cant define how I be droppin these mockeries. (Wu-Tang Clan Triumph)Who fuses the music With no illusions Producing the blue prints Clueless? (Del the Funky Homosapien Mastermind)

AssonanceAssonance is all about sound, not the letters. Just because the letters are the same it doesnt mean that it is assonance. The SOUND must be the same.Treat the breadNothing gold can stayYou can have assonance with different letters!Should sugarA queasy sweep

Consonancethe recurrence or repetition of identical or similar consonants; specifically the correspondence of end or intermediate consonants The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, Struck, brick and clock

When the poet directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or object as if he/she/it was alive and could reply."O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Shakespeares Julius Caesar"Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hourWilliam Wordsworth Milton


Metonymya figure of speech in which the name of something is used to refer to something that that name stands for."These lands belong to the crown." Obviously, a crown doesn't own these lands. The writer is using "crown" as metonymy (s)he actually means "to the monarch" or "to the country ruled by the monarch."He is a man of the cloth." The writer is actually saying that he is a man of religion, such as a minister. "Cloth" is used to stand for "religion."

Synecdoche (suh-nek-doh-key)A figure of speech in which a part represents the whole or, less commonly, the whole represents a part.Ex. of part representing the whole= hired hands for workmen Give us this day our daily bread (bread represents food in general)Ex. of the whole representing a part= society to mean high society

Metonymy vs. SynecdocheHere is my best attempt to explain the difference:If the image is actually a whole thing and represents another whole thing, it is metonymy.The land belongs to the crown. (The crown is a whole thing and represents another whole thing)If you can see the image as part of a whole, then it is synecdoche.I gave it to the hired hands. Hands are only a part of a person, so this is synecdoche.

Have "ear appeal"Create melody in writing and make a piece pleasurable to listen to.Examples include:AlliterationAssonanceconsonanceOnomatopoeia

Rhetorical Devices

A tool that an author uses to help readers visualize what is happening in the story. Appeals more to the mind than the ear, andcreate imagery in writing.Examples include:PersonificationSimileMetaphor

Figurative Devices