On your notebook paper, or in your Microsoft Word document, complete the following for each poetic device:
Name the poetic device found.
Give an example of the poetic device found in your song or poem.
State the importance or significance of the poetic device.
Example (from “Flake” by Jack Johnson):
Poetic Device: Repetition
Example: Please please please don’t pass me
Please please please don’t pass me by
Importance: The word “please” was repeated several times to give the impression that he was begging the person not to leave. Johnson also repeated these words because they summarize what the song “Flake” is about.