Example: “bugles blowin” in “Danny Deever” by Rudyard Kipling is an example of alliteration.
Example: “knight-at-arms” in “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” by John Keats is an example of allusion because that was a term used in their culture in that certain time period.
Example: The phrase, “continue cutting” is an example of assonance because the o and u sound in the poem “Reapers” by Jean Toomer.
Example: The word “Universe” in the poem by Stephen Crane, invokes a feeling that makes me feel very small compared to everything else.
Example: In the poem, “Reapers” by Jean Toomer, “steel on stones” is an example of consonance because the t sound after both of the s sound is repeated.
looking exhausted and unwell, especially from fatigue, worry, or suffering.
Example: In the poem “Theme for English B”, by Langston Hughes, the very personal word choice like I and adding the age, gives the poem its own meaning.
Example: “I felt the life sliding out of me” is an extreme exaggeration, or hyperbole, in the poem “Making a Fist”, by Naomi Shihab Nye.
Example: “The sound of steel on stones”, is an example using the sense sound, that was written by Jean Toomer in the poem “Reapers”
Example: The poem “Making a Fist” by Naomi Shihab Nye, uses the metaphore “My stomach was a melon split wide inside my skin.”
Example: Boom and Crash are examples of onomatopoeia.
Example: In the poem by Stephen Crane personification is used when the universe is able to talk which is a human quality.
Example: The word “we” in the poem “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks is repeated 8 times which puts an emphasis on the word.
Example: In the English sonnets like the ones by William Shakespeare, the rhyme scheme is ABAB CDCD EFEF GG.
Example: In English sonnets like the ones by William Shakespeare, each line has 10 syllables which is an example of a steady rhythm.
Example: “My mistresses eyes are nothing like the sun.” is an example of simile using like or as in the “Sonnet 130” by William Shakespeare.
Example: In “Theme for English B”, the speaker is Langston Hughes, the author, who is writing his theme.
Example: The fist in Naomis Shihab Nye’s poem “Making a Fist” is a symbol of holding on through life’s journeys.
Example: The theme in the poem by Stephen Crane is existence.
Example: Even if you are cool, you may not make the correct and best decisions. That is the thematic statement for “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Example: The tone in “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” by John Keats goes from really joyfully to very Erie after the dream is explained.