Sound devices in poetry

Some poetic devices that make use of sound and repetition to create both meaning and effect. Some definitions and examples…

“Seeing is Believing!” Turning word pictures into ideas

In our Grade 8 English poetry unit we have been exploring literary devices (including simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, proverb, idiom) and imagery (five senses – sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste).  We have found these pieces of language to figuratively describe objects and things in a vivid, descriptive way.

Today we have moved on to looking at how these vivid images might actually hide deeper, more abstract ideas and morals.  Here are some deconstructed examples of student poetry…

Poetry was meant to be read ‘Out Loud’!

Poetry Out Loud is a wonderful organisation and website with lots of resources on poetry recital.

If you are preparing for a recital, looking for some tips on analysing poetry, or even if you a getting ready for any sort of oral presentation, there are some great tips here!

If you happen to find any particularly helpful resources or enjoyable poems/recitals I would love to hear about them in the comments below!

Schools of literary criticism

While it may not be that useful at the moment, the following site will definitely come in handy when we begin to look at literature later this year.

There are also handy guides on reading, analysing and writing poetry.  Also, there is a section on subject-specific writing that may come in handy for other subjects.

Have a look when you get some time.  I hope it comes in handy later this year!

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/722/1/