"Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins

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Last updated: December 2, 2019

Theme
Poetry is meant to be understood by each individual but it is also meant to be enjoyed

Alliteration
“Begin beating”, “I want to waterski”

Simile
“hold it up to the light like a color slide”

Metaphor
“I want them to waterski across the surface of a poem”

Imagery
“I say drop a mouse into a poem and watch him probe his way out”, “Feel the walls for a light switch”, “ear against it’s hive”

Personification
“tie the poem to a chair with rope”

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