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I need 5 examples of each of the following poetic devices 5 Metaphors 5 Alliterations 5 Simile's 5 personification


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Posted January 14, 2010 at 2:52 AM (Answer #1)

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Examples of Metaphor:

 a) I will drink life to the lees

b) Hope is the sauce of life

c) No tear could melt his stony heart

d) His efforts were crowned with success

e) Golden opportunities are rare in life.

Examples of Alliteration:

a) “The field of freedom,faction, fame and blood”—Byron

b) “After life’s fitful fever, he sleeps well”—Shakespeare

c) “Alone, alone, all, all alone, Alone on a wide, wide sea.”—Coleridge

 d) “And the gay grandsire, skilled in gestic lore:--Goldsmith

e) “In a summer season, when soft was sun”—Langland

Examples of Simile:

a) “I wondered lonely as a cloud”—Wordsworth

b) “Red as a rose is she”

c) “ The full moon looks like a burnt bread!”—Sukanta Bhattacharyay

 d) “Her locks were yellow as gold”-Coleridge

e) Your horse runs just like an arrow!

Examples of Personifcation:

 a) “Proud be the rose, with rains and dews”—Wordsworth

b) “Great pines groan aghast”-Shelley

 c) “The thirty earth soaks up the rain”-Cowper

d) “Histories make men wise”—Bacon

e) Thought moves faster than action.

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