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Can you name the Poetic Devices?

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ExamplePoetic DeviceDefinition
How many lines does a sonnet have?
This type of poem expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet.
This type of poem tells a story with characters, a conflict, and a plot.
Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey.
Life is like a box of chocolates.
shall I comPARE thee TO a SUMmer DAY?
A _______________________, like 'Oh Captain, My Captain,' is a comparison that runs throughout the entire poem.
Which word is assonant with my? (buy, myth, height)
The tide rises by the lighthouse.
The brilliant stars dotted the pitch black of the midnight sky.
I dumped my drink in the sink.
Man & Understand; Temperate & Date
The dish ran away with the spoon.
That guy's a beast.
Sally sells seashells by the seashore.
Which word is alliterative with kicker? (refund, chorus, cheese)
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall//Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
Besides being exceptionally long, what is the other requirement for a narrative poem to be an epic?
We know that ballads are song-like narratives with simple rhyme, steady rhythm, and a(n) ________________________, usually focusing on love or death.

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