Elements of Poetry w/ Examples

Alliteration
To grow the worse for growing
and
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

Allusion
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay

Assonance
To grow the worse for growing

Consonance
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

Hyperbole
I can smell pizza from a mile away

Imagery
smell: the air smells like going to the countryside. fresh and green. no smell of smoke but the fresh waters and the leaves.
touch: it feels bumpy yet gives off a welcoming warmth
taste: it tastes sweet yet spicy at once, with a tinge of orange taste.

Metaphor
She was fairly certain that life was a fashion show

Onomatopoeia
Beep
Boom
Hiss

Personification
The silence crept into the classroom

Rhyme
You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine it when I’m alone
And so I tell myself that I’ll be strong
And dreaming when they’re gone

Rhythm
Pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

Repetition
Don’t tell lions not to roar
Don’t tell Grandad not to snore
Don’t tell poets not to rhyme
The whole thing’s just a waste of time.

Simile
Allie’s cell phone dropped into the toilet like a falling star.