Idioms


Definition of idioms:
A set expression of two or more words that means something other than the literal meanings of its individual words.



Example of Idioms #1:


He will not go behind his father's saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, "Good fences make good neighbours."



Examples of Idioms #2:

From:

Little Lamb, I'll tell thee;
Little Lamb, I'll tell thee:
He is called by thy name,
For He calls Himself a Lamb
He is meek, and He is mild,
He became a little child.
I a child, and thou a lamb,
We are called by His name.
Little Lamb, God bless thee!
Little Lamb, God bless thee!




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  • Definition of idioms
  • Examples of idioms
  • Examples of authors using idioms
  • Explanation of how idioms are used




Why are poetry examples important?

Studying examples of poems using various poetic devices such as idioms 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.  Many poems can be an example of idioms, 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.

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See also:    Figurative Language