Similes, Metaphors & Personification in Poetry

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In 'A Red Red Rose' by Robert Burns, what device appears twice in the opening four lines?

My love is like a red, red rose

That's newly sprung in June :

My love is like the melody

That's sweetly played in tune.

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1. It's not enough to identify metaphors and similes in poetry. AP students should be prepared to do what as well?

2. In 'Romeo and Juliet' Shakespeare writes 'When well-appareled April on the heel/ Of limping winter treads.' What figurative comparison is at work in these lines?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Brace yourself to be tested on topics like metaphors, similes, figurative comparison, and the tenor of metaphors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Count on being asked about:

  • The identification of different devices
  • Deeper analysis of metaphors and similes
  • Uses of figurative comparison
  • Vehicles through which metaphors are expressed
  • Examples of tenor in metaphors

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding poetic devices
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the breakdown of poems in a different way
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the use of figurative comparison and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about poetic devices by watching our corresponding video lesson by the title of Similes, Metaphors & Personification in Poetry. The tutorial goes over:

  • Uses of the different poetic devices
  • Differences among the poetic devices
  • The poetic devices in action
  • Why one might use each poetic device
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