Poetry Terms

Click on a poetry term to learn about its definition, find examples of the poetry term in various poems and more.

Poem Example

As additional resources in poetry examples, each poetry term page contains a video of poetry examples and definitions which can be used as a presentation or study guide.  Here's some popular examples:

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Poetry examples are a helpful way to understand how poets use various poetry terms and devices in their poetry.  Inform your own poetry writing by studying the poetry examples contained in this site.  We are always updating new poetry examples.  All of the poetry examples on this site have been carefully selected to best represent good use of various poetry terms and devices.

Why are poetry examples important?

Studying examples of poems using various poetic devices helps create an understanding of how those poetry terms work within different types of poetry.  For instance examples of poems using onomatopoeia can illustrate how sounds can be represented in poems.  Likewise, examples of poems using alliteration can shed light on how alliteration affects the rhythm of a poem.  Any poem can be an example of something, but sometimes good examples are hard to find.  You'll find relevant, concise poetry examples here. 

Can Poems be examples of more than one poetry term?

Absolutely.  Examples of poems using hyperbole are also examples of figurative language, since hyperbole is considered a type of figurative language.  That's just one example.  Poems usually contain multiple poetic terms and devices.  The poetry examples contained in this site often link to other poetry devices of which that poem serves as an example.  However, we provide unique examples for each poetry term wherever possible.