What kind of poetic devices are in "We Are the World"?
Poetic devices used in "We Are the World" include rhyme, alliteration, allusion, repetition, and onomatopoeia. In stanza 1, the second line ends with "call," rhyming with the last word of the sixth line, "all." Another rhyme follows an a-b pattern using the words "all" and "fall." An example of alliteration is "...someone, somewhere soon." There is allusion to the New Testament, sequential repetition of words (well and yeah), and minimal use of words beginning with harsh guttural sounds or letters.