Poem Devices

Gracie Farmer and Sydney Crowe

Paraphrase: It doesn't matter what you look like, you can accomplish anything you want. Even if no one likes the way you are, its always good to be different.

Examples of Device: "do you ever feel, like a plastic bag", "feel so paper-thin, like a house of cards", "you don't have to feel, like a waste of space"

Other Devices: Rhythm, Rhyme, Symbolism, Repetition

Paraphrase: A sister is giving her brother everything she would want for his birthday. She is doing this because her brother gave her baseball cards for her birthday.

Examples of Device: "kind, find", "skirt, shirt", "bike, like", "wear, hair", "see, me"

Other Devices: Rhythm and Imagery

Paraphrase: Every girl is beautiful in their own way. On the inside and out.

Examples of Device: "Baby, you light up my world like nobody else. The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed and when you smile at the ground it ain't hard to tell. You don't know! You don't know you're beautiful!"

Other Devices: Rhyme, Symbolism, Repitition

Paraphrase: These are the sounds of making breakfast.

Examples of Device: "crack", "sizzle"

Other Devices: Rhythm and Rhyme

Paraphrase: The Sun is having a nasty day or the sun is peaking though the clouds.

Examples of Device: "The sun just had a nasty day, refused to smile or shine", "It stayed behind the dark gray clouds, a mottled, grim design."

Other Devices: Rhythm and Rhyme

Paraphrase: In rain or shine they will always be together no matter what.

Examples of Device: "you can stand under my umbrella", "Under my umbrella"

Other Devices: Rhythm, Rhyme, and Symbolism

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