Alliteration - The repetition of a sound at the beginning of two or more neighboring words. Ex. Silly Sally sells seashells at the seashore
Line breaks - Where the poet decides the line of a poem ends and a new one begins
Metaphor - Comparing two things by suggesting that one thing IS the other thing. Ex. Books are dessert for the brain!
Onomatopoeia - The naming of a thing or action by imitation of natural sounds. Ex. Click, Clack, Moo
Pattern - Using rhyme,meter, form, or repetition of words or phrases to create structure in a poem.
Personification - Giving human qualities to non-human things.Ex. The rain raced down the window.
Repetition - Repeating words, phrases or sounds.
Rhyme - When two or more words have the same ending sounds. Ex. Fat Cat or Tough Stuff
Rhythm/Meter - The "beat" of the poem - Ex. Hickory dickory dock, The mouse ran up the clock
Sensory Language - Language having to do with the five senses.Ex. The rose smelled sweet, the lemon was sour.
Simile - Comparing two unlike things using "like" or "as" Ex. The clouds were as fluffy as pillows.
White Space - Using the placement of words on the page to give shape to a poem.