Poetic Devices
Grade 5a

What are POETIC DEVICES? Good question! Poems can make you see things in a really cool way. This works because the person who wrote it, the poet, has worked hard to make it seem this way.  When you learn to use poetic devices like we did, work becomes play.

   We chose three interesting  poetic devices


A comparison using the words like or as.
Ex. Her lips are as red as a cherry.


A comparison not using the words like or as.
Ex. She has cherry red lips!


 Using words to make something that is not real or alive seem real or alive. 
Ex.  The wind howled in the night

Responses to our poems Poetic puzzles...
 how quickly can you solve them?

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