Realism Poetry – Literary Devices

Mood
The feeling or atmosphere that the writer creates for the reader

Tone
A writer attitude toward his or her subject

Meter
The repetition of a regular rhythmic unit in a line of poetry

Onomatopoeia
“name-making” ,it is the process of creating or using words that imitate sound

Assonance
The repetition vowels sounds within words

Symbol
A person,place,or an object that has a concrete meaning itself and also stands for something beyond itself ,such as an idea or feeling

Blank Verse
A poem written in blank verse consist of unrhythmed lines of iambic pentameter

Antagonist
Is usually the principle character in opposition to the “protagonist ” or hero of a narrative or drama.

Narrative Poem
Is the poem that tells a story using elements of character,setting,and plot to develop a theme

Free Verse
Is poetry that doesn’t have regular patterns of rhythm and meter

Metaphor
Is a figure of speech that compares two things that have something in common

Protagonist
Is the main character or hero in a narrative or drama,usually the one whom the audience identifies

Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words

Imagery
The description words and phrases that a writer uses to recreate sensory experiences

Lyric poem
A short poem in which a single speaker expresses thoughts and feelings in the intensely emotional language

Simile
Is a figure of speech that compare two things that have something in common,using “like”.”as”

Allusion
Indirect reference to a person ,place ,event,or literary work

Voice
Refers to a writer’s unique use of language that allows a reader to “hear” a human personality in his or her writing

Personification
Is a figure of speech in which an object,animals or idea is given human characteristics

Ballad
Is a narrative poem that was originally meant to be sung,ballads often contain dialogue and repetition and suggest more than they actually state