Poetic Techniques

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  • Created on: 31-03-21 16:32
Imagery
Imagery in poetry creates similar snapshots in a reader's mind. Poets use imagery to draw readers into a sensory experience. Images will often provide us with mental snapshots that appeal to our senses of sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell.
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Figurative Language
Figurative language adds dimension to our prose and poetry, allowing us to say things with more flair and color. Figurative language tends to be vivid, so it pops and comes alive in people's imaginations. Figurative language allows us to say more in fewer
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Rhythm
Rhythm sets poetry apart from normal speech; it creates a tone for the poem, and it can generate emotions or enhance ideas. It's important to pay attention to rhythm because it's key to understanding the full effect of a poem. In poetry, loud syllables ar
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Stanza
They provide a structure that other poetic elements can be applied to. Stanzas can also help with brevity in a poem. If a poet decided to write a poem with four, four line stanzas, for example, that structure would force the poet to contain their ideas wi
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Theme
The importance of using theme in narrative is unparalleled. The theme is the underlining idea an author is trying to convey to an audience. A story without major ideas for the character and reader to experience, think through, and learn from is not a stor
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Volta
In poetry, the volta is a rhetorical shift or dramatic change in thought and/or emotion. You could describe it as a 'twist'. So far the speaker has been criticising his mistress, but the final two lines show that he still thinks she is beautiful.
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Repetition
In poetry, repetition is repeating words, phrases, lines, or stanzas. ... Repetition is used to emphasize a feeling or idea, create rhythm, and/or develop a sense of urgency.
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Caesura
Caesura can be used subtly to provide a place to take a breath between phrases. It keeps a feeling of natural flow and is soothing to read. Alternatively, it can make a dramatic pause to add a theatrical feel to a line. Poets can use caesura to: Break the
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Enjambment
By allowing a thought to overflow across lines, enjambment creates fluidity and brings a prose-like quality to poetry, Poets use literary devices like enjambment to: Add complexity. Enjambment builds a more complex narrative within a poem by fleshing out
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Figurative language adds dimension to our prose and poetry, allowing us to say things with more flair and color. Figurative language tends to be vivid, so it pops and comes alive in people's imaginations. Figurative language allows us to say more in fewer

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Rhythm sets poetry apart from normal speech; it creates a tone for the poem, and it can generate emotions or enhance ideas. It's important to pay attention to rhythm because it's key to understanding the full effect of a poem. In poetry, loud syllables ar

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They provide a structure that other poetic elements can be applied to. Stanzas can also help with brevity in a poem. If a poet decided to write a poem with four, four line stanzas, for example, that structure would force the poet to contain their ideas wi

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The importance of using theme in narrative is unparalleled. The theme is the underlining idea an author is trying to convey to an audience. A story without major ideas for the character and reader to experience, think through, and learn from is not a stor

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