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Poetic devices are tools that poets use to create rhythm, enhance meaning, evoke emotions and add musical and visual beauty to their poems.


It is essential that GCSE students are familiar with poetic devices and how they are used. 


The exam requires that students are able to identify and comment on the effect of poetic devices.


As well as examples of poetic devices, this PDF includes a quiz and answer sheet.

Poetic Devices for the GCSE Poetry Anthologies

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