Dr. Clayton Valli, the American forebear of ASL poetry, embarked his research on ASL poetry in the 1970s. DVD. (Also scroll further down for more existing, free ASL resources.) Poetry uses various elements and devices, such as alliteration, rhythm, simile, metaphors, and onomatopoeia. B. Poetry is a division of literature works which covers a literary work expressed in verse, measure, rhythm, sound, and imaginative language and creates an emotional response to an experience, feeling or fact. The air was thick, warm, heavy, sluggish." To sign is human, as some ASL artists and creators have been saying. a book called Sign Mind: Studies in American Sign Language Poetics. Huge amount of support and sustained interest by the … Bragg believes that the large sweeping Bernard Bragg, a Deaf actor and one of the founders of the National Theatre of He was a pioneer of ASL poetry, and the creator of our sign for ASL poetry. With easy access to video, it's easier than ever for deaf poetry to be displayed and enjoyed online.