The Poetic Devices Part II
Key Take Aways
Allusion: A brief reference to some person, historical event, work of art, or Biblical or mythological situation or character.
Connotation: The emotional, psychological or social overtones of a word; its implications and associations apart from its literal meaning.
Metaphor: A direct comparison between two unlike things, stating that one is the other or does the action of the other.
Simile: A direct comparison of two unlike things using “like” or “as.”