GRADE SIX ENGLISH
Figures of Speech in Poetry/Composition Writing
Figures of speech may be used in poetry/composition writing to provide emphasis, freshness of expression or make ideas clearer. The following are some figures of speech which you may use:
Simile - A simile is a form of writing in which one thing is compared with another. - It is usually introduced by like or as. In December, sometimes the rain beats on the roofs
Metaphor - The metaphor is similar to the simile. - It compares two things without the use of like or as.
The night was a black cloak covering the land. like bullets
Personification - This refers to the art of giving human qualities of feeling and action to something that is not human. “Down on the dock is an English ship. Resting after her ocean trip.” (The ship is given the feeling or emotion of a human being.)