It’s time for another blog post about the use of poetic devices in picture book writing.
“Poetic devices are tools used to create rhythm, enhance meaning, and intensify mood using a variety of writing strategies.” (Shared from Linsey Betts and Kara Wilson at Study.com)
Today, we’ll take a look at the poetic device: Metaphor
A metaphor suggests a comparison but isn’t directly stating one. (See Simile post next month, which is a direct comparison.) Instead, it describes an object as though it is something else. Its effect is to:
A bracelet that hangs off the arm of the Thames,
its pods, filled with people, all dangle like gems. . . .