Poetic Device Examples by: Cora Gregory

Poetic Device Examples by: Cora Gregory

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  • Definition: a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
  • Euphemism
  • This person has passed away.
  •  You're a regular Einstein. 
  • Allusion
  • Definition: an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
  • Definition:exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
  • Hyperbole
  • I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
  • Keep Moving
  • Stop
  • Definition: a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. 
  • Oxymoron
  • Symbolism
  • Time is money
  • Definition: An artistic and poetic movement or style using symbolic images and indirect suggestion to express mystical ideas, emotions, and states of mind.
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Definition: the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named.
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