Mrs. Bovinett


Alliteration: Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words.

“Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.”


Assonance: Repeated vowel sounds.

“The cat sat on the mat.”


Onomatopoeia: Words whose sound suggests its meaning.

“The bees buzzed.”


Imagery: Creating pictures for the senses (through, e.g., similes or metaphors).

“Fear was his constant companion.”


Metaphor: A figure of speech stating two things are similar.

“The book was a passport to adventure.”


Simile: A comparison using ‘like’ or ‘as.’

“She floated in like a cloud.”


Hyperbole: An extravagant exaggeration.

“My backpack weighs a ton!”


Personification: Giving human qualities to ideas and things.

“Her stomach growled.”


Allusion: A reference to a specific person, place, or thing.

“She is as pretty as the Mona Lisa.”


Symbol: Representation of something complex, general, or abstract.

“The Statue of Liberty symbolizes the democratic ideal.”


Different Types of Poems

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