Saturday 24 February 2018

Different types of imagery - use of metaphors/similes.

Ω Simple. (clearly seen and understood)

Ω Original ( uses the imagination)

Ω Vivid or clear (it creates a powerful picture in your mind)

Ω Exotic or Startling. (highly unusual)


SIMILES: This is an effective comparison using like, as or than. 'He is as strong as a lion.'

A METAPHOR: A metaphor is a comparison without the use of words "like" or "as."

He is a lion

She is heart-broken

PERSONIFICATION: Non-human things are seen to have human characteristics.

Sound: Words are often chosen by the poet to create an effective or startling sound.

ONOMATOPOEIA: This is a very effective sound effect. The word means as it sounds; rattle, clatter, patter, clash, bash. All these words convey through the sound what they mean.

ALLITERATION: This means that the same consonant sound is repeated. In W.B. Yeats poem Lake Isle of Innisfree, he wishes to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the polluted city of London and return to where his heart is in the rural life of Co Sligo. He is looking for peace. In order to create this peaceful impression, he uses this line in the poem "I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore"(alliteration) This creates a picture of happy carefree, summer days by the shore.

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