Literary Devices in Poetry

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Literary Devices in Poetry
A.) simile - “This bundle of clothes I wash and hang and wash again like flags we share” “Daily” by Naomi Shihab, pg. 410. B.) metaphor - “And I recall his hands, two measures of tenderness” “The Gift” by Li-Young Lee, pg. 469. C.) imagery - “Poised between going on and back, pulled both ways taut like a tightrope walker” “The Base Stealer” by Robert Francis, pg. 476. D.) diction - “Moving slowly” “The Cyclopes in the Ocean” by Nikki Giovanni, pg. 672. E.) personification - “Seeing the snowman standing all alone” “Boy at the Window” by Robert Frost, pg. 451.

A.) simile - “which holds them in like stolid cattle” “Internment” by Juliet S. Kono, pg. 437. B.) metaphor - “Its head which like you fist is large, bold, bleakness, and blind” “Fork” by Charles Simic, pg. 428. C.) imagery - “The long white river sliding through the emerald shadows of the ancient canopy” “Country Scene” by Ho Xuan Huong, pg. 425. D.) diction - “Reflected in his eyes” “Haiku” by Kobayashi Issa, pg. 419. E.) personification - “A host, of golden daffodils, beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze” “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth, pg. 457.

A.) simile - “full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard” “The Seven Ages of Man” by William Shakespeare, pg. 444. B.) metaphor - “when the world is puddle-wonderful” “in Just-” By E.E. Cummings, pg. 414.

C.) imagery - “These shriveled seeds we plant, corn kernel, dried bean, poke into loosed soil” “Daily” by Naomi Shihab, pg. 410. D.) diction - “A handy token” “Legal Alien” by Pat Mora, pg. 473. E.) personification - “the man of snow is, nonetheless, content” “Boy at the Window” by Richard Wilbur, pg. 451.

A.) simile - “roaring salsa, like a prize shark” “Tiburon” by Martin Espada, pg. 430. B.) metaphor - “The days are nouns” touch them” “Daily” by Naomi Shihab, pg. 410....
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