10 discussion – literary devices in poetry
Poetry uses sound and form in ways that are different from other literary genres. Take a closer look at the literary devices for poetry. Identify one place where you see a literary device operating in a poem that you’ve read, and consider what effect this device contributes to the reading experience.
A literary device is any formal technique employed in a poem, including metaphor, simile, rhyme, alliteration, assonance and consonance, personification, meter, line, symbol, word choice and so on. Browse your textbook [Part 3], for a full discussion of these aspects.