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English - Assonance, onomatopoeia and alliteration in poetry


There are lots of different types of poetic device. Remind yourself about similes and metaphors by watching this video.


Poetic devices

You can become a poetry scientist by experimenting with different types of words and phrases, known as poetic devices:

  • Assonance is repeated vowel sounds (AEIOU) throughout the line/sentence.

For example, the rain in Spain fell on the plain.

  • Alliteration is repeating the sounds at the start of words.

For example, rare red rabbits revel with rage.

  • Onomatopoeia is words that sound like what they describe.

For example, crunch, smack or drip.

Learn more about poetic devices by watching this video. There are other poetry devices in here that are useful yo have a passing knowledge of.

Other examples of poetic devices include:

  • Rhymes are words that end in a similar sound.

For example, the dog, sat on a log.

  • Repetition is repeating words for effect.

For example, steady, steady, steady the snow fell.

  • Similes describe something by comparing it to something else, using like or as.

For example, he ran as fast as a cheetah.

  • Metaphors are words or phrases used to describe something as if it were something else.

For example, she has a lion’s heart.

  • Personification is describing objects as if they are people and is a way of making sentences more exciting.

For example, the stars danced in the night sky.

  • Hyperbole is exaggerating to emphasise a point.

For example, the show was out of this world.

Activity 1



Can you match the different types of poetic device to the correct example? One has been done for you on the activity sheet.

Click here for the activity sheet.

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Click here for  your worksheet. 

Activity 3



Villanous Humpty Dumpty - Read the poem and answer the questions 1 -8





The circulatory system

Your circulatory system is made up of three parts: the heart, blood vessels and the blood itself.

Your heart keeps all the blood in your circulatory system flowing. The blood travels through a network of blood vessels to everywhere in your body. It carries useful materials like oxygen, water and nutrients and removes waste products like carbon dioxide.

Watch this video to learn more.


Blood transports materials around the body and protects against disease. It contains:

  • Red blood cells which transport oxygen.
  • White blood cells which protect against disease.
  • Blood platelets which help the blood to clot and repair a cut.
  • Plasma which is a liquid that carries these cells. It also transports important nutrients.

Learn more with this short clip



Blood vessels are a series of tubes inside your body. They move blood to and from your heart. Arteries carry blood away from the heart and transport oxygen and useful nutrients to the body's cells. After the oxygen has been used up, veins take blood back to the heart where it is pumped to the lungs to pick up new oxygen again.


Your heart is a very strong muscle and plays an important part in being healthy. It keeps all the blood in your circulatory system flowing.

  • Your heart first pumps blood to your lungs. Here, the blood picks up oxygen from the air that you have breathed in.
  • The blood (carrying oxygen) then travels back to your heart.
  • The heart gives the blood a second push. This time, it's sent all around the body to the various organs and tissues.
  • The blood travels back to the heart and it all begins again.


Activity 1



Go to this website and do the quiz to see what you have learnt.

Activity 2



Using the information above, and doing some more of your own research, design a fact sheet or poster to explain what and how the circulatory system works.