Poetic devices are techniques that listeners can hear. They are different from figurative language techniques. Poets use both, but poetic devices affect how the poem sounds. When trying to identify poetic devices, you should read the lines out-loud. It may be easier to pick up these techniques with your ears than with your eyes. Here is a collection of worksheets on poetic devices to give you or your students rapid fire practice with this skill.
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Steve Finch/ November 25, 2019
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Nina/ November 9, 2019
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Sylvia/ March 18, 2019
Great resource! The problems with 20 or more only have the first page of answers that you have posted. just letting you know.
Mr. Morton/ March 28, 2019
There is a little arrow that you can click above the answer keys to see the second page. I should probably work on my UI.
Deokie Fleming/ February 26, 2019
These serve as excellent review for students on poetic devices.
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shannon wilson/ November 27, 2018
Are there complete answer keys somewhere? The ones provided are only half. I need to leave them for a sub. Thanks
Ruby/ September 5, 2018
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Mudasir/ May 21, 2018
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Yona Triestman/ January 28, 2018
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Mr. Morton/ January 31, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to comment!
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Dilshad Mumu/ May 13, 2017
This is really helpful.It will help much in exam.
Alison Boros/ April 4, 2016
I love your site. A new teacher’s dream. You explain everything with simplicity. I use your PowerPoints and figurative language worksheets for that much needed practice.
Thank you so much.
Trish/ January 16, 2016
This is fantastic resources, just wondering as a teacher/tutor am i allowed to download worksheets to print out copies to hand out to my students?
Mr. Morton/ January 19, 2016
You sure are. That’s the whole point of the website. Thanks for visiting and I hope that you find some of my materials useful and enriching.
Mrs. Golden/ October 29, 2015
I am so impressed with your hard work! Thank you! This is one of the best contributions to the educational system in a long time. You have saved me hours of time!
anne mauldin/ January 9, 2015
These poetry examples and worksheets are perfect for reinforcement before the state test. Thanks so much for your hard work and willingness to share!
sheila b. jumawan/ September 15, 2014
Thank you so much… the explanations and examples are indeed helpful.
Mr. Morton/ September 18, 2014
I’m happy to hear it. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Emily/ August 19, 2014
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Mr. Morton/ August 19, 2014
You are most welcome. Thank you for visiting.
Brianna Roebuck/ December 10, 2017
There is one more you need to put on there which is Identifying Poetic Devices the one that starts at The moon is faithful,although blind I search up the page but it shows me the answer but does not show mw explain how you figure out answer help me please thank you.
Teresa/ March 6, 2014
I am a first year teacher also, and you have done an outstanding job! Everything that I am trying to teach, you have an example with work that goes along. I am glad I was snowed in these last few days or I would never have found you!
Mr. Morton/ April 21, 2014
I’m so happy that you did.
Look forward to some big additions to this page and others over the summer.
Amanda/ September 27, 2013
As a first year teacher, and a Special Education teacher that is teaching ELAR (for sped) it is amazing to find things like this that other people are using/have used. Thank you so much for sharing!
Mrs. Barton/ January 16, 2013
Thank you for so many amazing reinforcement sheets. It’s very kind of you to share this with your colleagues. It is very much appreciated.
Shuniece/ April 20, 2011
Can you post the answers for the poetic devices worksheets… please? Seeing that there’s more than one answer I just want to see that I see what you see…. thanks!!
Mr. Morton/ June 2, 2011
Done, but I haven’t found time to explain them all.
I would like to do so soon.