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Poetic Devices Defined

July 10, 2017 Thomas Reischel

What are poetic devices?

Words are the only material a poet has. The poet must create art out of words. Poetic devices are one of the best ways to create various effects within a poem. Think of it as like writing music. With the use of poetic devices, a poem may be made more pleasing to the ears when read aloud. Below is a video that shows some of the most commonly used poetic devices. When writing poems, remember to use some.

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