"Alliteration" Essays and Research Papers


Alliteration is the repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables. In poetry and prose, the use, within a line or phrase, of words beginning with the same sound, as in Two tired toads trotting to Tewkesbury. It was a common device in Old English literature, and its use survives in many traditional phrases, such as dead as a doornail and pretty as a picture. Alliteration is used in modern poetry more sparingly than in Old English, as...

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Judith Wright

poems, to create effects to receive the desired response(s) from the readers. The alliteration of “he” in “heart halts” from “Bora ring” gives an effect of fear felt by the rider, as he is aware of the presence of the gone aboriginals, the assonance acquired by the repetition of “ee” in “Dream the world breathed sleeping” gives a lulling effect to the sound, creating a relaxing and resting environment. The alliteration of “mortal/masterful” and “frail/gulls” gives an effect that adds a lightness of...

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Annabel Lee

two examples of ‘s’ sounds in the middle of words. c. Write out two examples with ‘s’ sounds at the end. 4. Poetic Terms: a. Write out one example of a rhyming couplet. b. Write out two examples of assonance. c. Write out two examples of alliteration. d. Write out two examples of internal rhyme. 5. On the creative level (not literal), what did Annabel Lee die of? According to the author, what is the reason for Annabel Lee’s death (NOT the cause)? 6. In the poem, what is the literal cause...

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is given below: “The buoy of the Inchcape Bell was seen A darker speck on the ocean green; Sir Ralph the Rover, walk’d his deck And he fix’d his eye on the darker speck.” ALLITERATION: Alliteration is the close repetition of the consonant sounds at the beginning of words to facilitate narration. Examples of alliteration in the poem are,- a. The ship was as still as she could be b. Without either sign or sound of their shock PERSONIFICATION: Personification is a figure of speech in which inanimate...

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Poetry and Catalog Poem A.i

Vocabulary Terms a. Catalog Poem a.i. The repetition of items in the list creates a rolling rhythm when the poem is read aloud b. Repetition b.i. Refers to sounds, words, phrases, or lines that are states or used more than once in a poem c. Alliteration c.i. Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words d. Assonance d.i. Repetition of similar vowel sounds that are followed by different consonant sounds e. Personification e.i. An animal given human-like qualities or an object given...

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R.S. Thomas Writes About the People and Landscape of the Welsh ‘Hill Country’. by Referring Closely to at Least Two of His Poems, Show How He Makes the Welsh Countryside and Its Inhabitants Vivid to the Reader.

emphasise his desire for the reader to highlight the boy in his natural Welsh environment. Thomas employs sibilance to bring a musical feel to the poem and a lovely image of the boy collecting ‘snail shells and bits of glass’. Thomas also employs alliteration to emphasise the unity between the boy and his surroundings: ‘thorn and thistle tuft’. Thomas presents how the boy’s physical features seem to blend with the landscape, ‘harebell hiding in his eyes’. Thomas suggests in this poem that childhood...

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Cousin Kate Rossetti

because he is a visual reminder of her relationship with the Lord. By the end of the poem the reader can suggest that the speaker has a fear of her son being taken away as that is all she has left to herself, evident in “cling closer, closer yet” the alliteration emphasises the love she has for her son and the fear that he could be taken away. Lastly, the poem ends with “To wear his coronet”. This metaphor implies that if the Lord were to die, his son would inherit everything of his father therefore the...

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we knew we were Beautiful & dangerous... 40 1. Find two similes in the first stanza. What things are being compared and why? 2. Find two metaphors and explain their meanings 3. How is alliteration used in lines 5, 10, and 32? Write down the phrases where the alliteration is used. What purpose does it serve? 4. Which two literary devices are used in the lines, “Trouble/ Was there slapping a blackjack/ Against an open palm.”? 5. Find two examples of onomatopoeia. ...

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Imagery of Robert Gray

responses from the responder. His poems 'Meatworks' and 'Flames and Dangling Wire', both social commentaries, exemplify techniques he calls upon in order to reproduce the personas feelings, emotions and thoughts through powerful images. Assonance and alliteration are employed by Gray to increase the memorability of an image, leaving it lingering in the responders mind. He uses these techniques to ensure lengthened visualisation of specific images, portraying the grotesque and repulsive nature of his subjects...

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Sounds and Imagery of Human Emotion

office equipment attached to the speaker showing her only purpose in life. Sounds are important in “The Secretary Chant as onomatopoeia, alliteration, and the descriptions that show the speaker little by little becoming more mechanized until filed away for another day. Updike also uses personification to make the “Player Piano” come alive. Through rhyme, alliteration, consonance, cacophony, diction, and meter the poem sounds like music. The images that the speaker brings forth when the poem is read...

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How Does Wilfred Owen Explore the Horror of War Through the Power of Poetry?

emphasise an emotion. Wilfred however, uses these to also enhance the sense of horror created throughout these poems and also convey the emotions and themes associated with it to the reader. One of these poetic devices Owen uses the most is that of alliteration, often using it to emphasise a point and help to fully convey the point he is trying to express to the reader. This can be seen multiple times in both Mental Cases and Dulce Et Decorum Est and some examples include “Knock – kneed, ...”, “Men marched...

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Romeo and Juliet

to the grave” to show the power of fate and juliet can not escape her fate of dying.Thu we are reminded of the doomed “star crossed lovers” mentioned in the prologue again. Power of pride is also displayed with rhyming words “slave “face “an alliteration, ” fetch me my rapier” an assonnance,”flesh tremble” and sibilance ”scorn at our soleminity” highlighting the power implied in Tybalt. The power is reflected by his frustration and anger due to Romeo’s presence in the party as he is part of the...

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Themes- Wilfred Owen

reader to consider how the soldiers felt and how they will never forget the graphic images they saw .Stanza two identifies what these men went through and why they became so mentally ruined and inhumane. The use of repetition of horrific images and alliterations such as “Batter of guns and shatter of flying muscles,” or “Treading blood from lungs that had loved laughter” assist the reader in visualizing the vivid images of war. These quotes assist the reader in visualizing the realistic vivid images of...

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Commentary: The Send Off ( WW1 Poetry)

to war, and the war as a concept. The first short stanza opens with a hard “d” sound of “down” almost immediately setting a dark atmosphere, and sets the scene for going off to war. With the description of “darkening lanes” not only is there alliteration with the first word “down”, but it also creates a gloomy effect from the very start of the poem. This is juxtaposed with the description “sang their way to the siding-shed.” Usually, when someone or something is described as singing, it has a positive...

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Traditional and Intellectual Methods of Digging

Kappeler October 7th, 2013 Traditional and Intellectual Methods of Digging To break away from a tradition is often a means of upholding it. This is the case in “Digging,” a poem written by Irish poet and playwright Seamus Heaney. Through alliteration that subtly alters tone, changes in tense that gently signify a change from real time to memory, imagery that appeals to all the senses, a free form that allows for the manipulation of stanzas, and the tying together of ideas through repetition...

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World's Best Poem Essay

devices bring this poem together well, by having the rhythmic movement throughout the poem as well as having the symbolisms giving it a more creative and unique style. The sound devices that are found and used throughout the poem range from rhyming, alliteration, and repetition. As well as sound devices, Shakespeare used many symbolisms throughout the poem; Shakespeare used different examples of similes and metaphors, alternating between using the two throughout the stanzas. Not many poems contain both...

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analysis of poem

to be deducted via reading the text out loud. Sound and rhythm techniques are always used in poem to create musical effect. Alliteration, assonance, parallelism, rhythm, repetition etc. are examples of these techniques. Alliteration is the repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables of a phrase. (Alliteration - Wikipedia) For example, ‘Sarah spoke softly to her dog.’, ‘Sarah’, ‘spoke’, and ‘softly’ start with the same sound /s/. Assonance...

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Critical Analysis of Kindness -Naomi Shihab Nye

everywhere Like a shadow or a friend. Colombia.             Do you know what kindness really is? The poem “Kindness”, by Naomi Shihab Nye, is a deep and meaningful poem that uses personification, free verse rhythm, simile, and alliteration to bring out the message that society does not fully understand kindness until one looses something, and this can be seen throughout American history as well. Critics Pamela Steed Hill and Anna Maria Hong give their opinions on Nye’s work. Each...

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Definition of Alliterative Verse

Germanic tradition that was mainly in the form of alliterative verse (Greenblatt). When comparing to other forms of poetry, there are 6 key characteristics that define alliterative verse: four-beat lines, medial caesuras, enjambments, half-line alliteration, kennings and litotes. In addition to Beowulf and “Caedmon’s Hymn”, examples will also be taken from my alliterative verse translation of the nursery rhyme “Little Jack Horner”. Jack the Horner By Student Jack the Horner, not gigantic was...

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Comparison of Heaney's 'at a Potato Digging' and Hardy's 'Autumn Midnight.

also captures snapshot moments of the fair from the poet’s memory: ‘Their horns are soft as finger- nails,/ Their shepards reek against the rails,/ The tied dogs soak with tucked- in tails,/ The buyers’ hats fill like pails…’ These lines also use alliteration to emphasise the methodical motions of the events of the fair; they create a pace and rhythm in the poem. ‘A Sheep Fair’ also uses a POSTSCRIPT as part of its structure. This is to show the passage of time- time has moved on and the sheep fair...

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Commentary on ‘the Lesson' by Roger Mcgough

McGough uses words like ‘surveyed' and ‘shuffled' both of which are slow actions. The sound of these words is more gentle than words like throttled. Alliteration is used in the poem quite frequently. Some examples of this are throttled, there and then, and garotted the girl, first come, first severed, fingers, feet, and silence shuffled. The alliteration helps the poem flow and links the words together and makes a connection between the words. The s's in the silence shuffled slow the poem down, and...

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Commentary: An Advancement from Learning by Seamus Heaney

language are unmistakably his effective use of alliteration and sibilance, as well as the appealing use of lexis. The repetition of the sharp consonant sounds s and c, especially conspicuous in the third stanza, contribute to both the sickening nature of the rat and the writer’s feelings towards it. An example of words carefully chosen to enhance and reflect the meaning of the poem is ‘Insidiously listening’, which is despite its impact, neither alliteration nor assonance. The narrator also employs extraordinary...

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The phenomenal women

addition of a ‘cause’,- “Cause, I am woman, Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.” *USE OF PERSONIFICATION: “And the joy in my feet” is an example of personification. *USE OF ALLITERATION: The repetition of the consonant sounds at the beginning of words is called alliteration. Examples of alliteration from the poem are, “pretty woman wonder” “they say they still can’t see” “the sun of my smile” Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” asserts the theme that ‘Beauty is more than skin deep...

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The Sound Devices Used Within the Tyger by William Blake

great flow and force the reader to focus a little more clearly on the defining rhymes as though they themselves were the subjects to be studied. Alliteration is used quite frequently in Blake’s work, and is apparent in nearly all of the stanzas. Some clear examples of this sound device are "burning bright" (1) or "distant deeps" (5). These alliterations only further add to the hint at a prayer–like state of the poem, but also go on to help the poem have a smoother rhythm and flow. They are evident...

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Road Not Taken

A. Theme of decision making B. Setting (1) Why is this symbolic? C. Title (1) What is the significance? D. Metrical devices used (1) Onomatopoeia (2) Imagery (3) Symbolism (4) Personification (5) Rhyming (6) Alliteration (7) Allegory III. Conclusion A. How do all of the elements support the poets overall theme ENGL 102 “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost Every adult faces challenges and life-altering decisions. In “The Road Not Taken” by Robert...

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The Tide Rises, The tide Falls

Henry Wadsworth C. There was a tide that time when a traveller chose to go along the shore and suddenly died. That just explained that life continues after death. D. In the poem “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls”, Henry Wadsworth, the author uses alliteration in almost every verse of the poem. He also uses imagery as he described the footprints that remained in the shore. He also uses personification to have deeper explanation for the specific cited example. II. Theme & Mood A. The theme of the...

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Stylistic Analysis: "To---" by Peter Shelley

their order should evoke images, and the words themselves have sounds, which can reinforce or otherwise clarify those images. Sound patterns have different elements that show the nature of poetry, and these are the following: 1. Alliteration C-V-C Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter or sounds at the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals. e.g Dewdrops dancing on the drifting dust made for a dreary day. 2. Assonance...

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Patrick Henry and Benjamin Franklin: Construction of Young America

more is accentuated. 6. Stanza (lines 1-20) A stanza is a group of lines that form a unit of poetry. The poem is separated into four stanzas; stanza contains five lines. 7. Alliteration (line 6) Alliteration is the repetition of initial consonant sounds. In the sixth line, alliteration is utilized in the words “defenseless, desperate, and delicate” because they all begin with the initial consonant sound of “d.” 8. Assonance (line 7) Assonance is the repetition of...

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Ian Crichton Smith

dominant than the present. Crichton Smith initially uses the first stanza to convey then threatening nature of his mothers tenement home, referring to: 'the second turning of the stony stair.' At this point, Crichton Smith effectively employs alliteration on the words 'stony' and 'stair.' Using harsh sounds to emphasise the harsh nature of the place. In addition to this the poet also uses the phrase 'stony stair.' Which also has double meaning - referring both to the cold hard stone and also to...

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In the Snack Bar

hanging over him no self-esteem, no status. That he is unseen in today’s society. “He stands in his stained beltless gabardine like a monstrous animal caught in a tent.” This sentence gives the allusion of a creature like King Kong it also has alliteration running through the theme that he slitters along unnoticed. The first turning point with in the poem that makes the character real instead of a creature when he states that the character is actually blind and although his appearance isn’t...

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Australian Poets: Oodgeroo Noonuccal

of the world that her ancestors lived in. Oodgeroo uses a metaphor of bees. She compares the swarms of cars in the city to bees to give the image of fast, paced, hustle and bustle of the city. She also uses alliteration to help emphasise the imagery used. She uses the alliteration of ‘p' sounds in the first half of the poem to help bring across the image of serenity and peacefulness. She then uses the repetition of ‘s' sounds (sky, swarm) to give an almost buzzing sound to help with imagery...

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Analysis of 'Disabled' by Wilfred Owen

respect- this is suggested when the poet mentions “he thought of jeweled hilts for daggers in plaid socks; of smart salutes; and care of arms…” The frequent use of semicolons shows the soldier’s endless exhilaration towards joining the war. The use of alliteration in “smart salutes” gives a melodic effect, and the imagery used in “jeweled hilts” creates a mesmerizing picture. This suggests the soldier had only considered the superficial aspect of the war. This once again shows how innocent he had been, as...

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"I know what the caged bird feels, alas", the word alas is an expression of the grief and sadness the poet is going through. "When the sun is bright on the upland slopes, when the wind stirs soft through the springing grass" here the poet uses alliteration twice using the letters w and s. "And the river flows like a stream of glass" the poet uses a figure of speech which is a simile to compare the river with glass, the purpose of this simile is to enhance the beauty of river stream by comparing...

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At Grass By Philip Larkin

now anonymous horses are situated in at their age of retirement. Enjambment & alliteration: In stanzas 2 and 3, most of the lines end with no punctuation but run onto the subsequent line. This creates a faster pace and rhythm to suggest the passing of time in stanzas 2 and 3, which recollect the now retired horses once competed for glory under the human gaze on the race track in the past. The use of alliteration in stanzas 2 and 3, as seen in the use of fricative (fifteen, fable, faint, faded)...

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Irony and Original High School

COR and ID receipt) 5. June 13, 2011 – First Day of Classes for the First Semester,  Academic Year 2011-2012. Alliteration refers to the repetition of a consonant sound, at least three times in a sentence. It is often used as a figure of speech in poetry, and even advertisements use alliteration in their tag lines to make the ads more memorable. Some examples of alliteration are: Don't delay dawns disarming display. Dusk demands daylight. - Paul Mccan Sara's seven sisters slept soundly in...

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Bruce Dawe, Life Cycle Speech.

gives the reader an idea of what Australia is like and what a majority of the peoples beliefs are. In 'Life cycle' Dawe conveys the idea of AFL being the way of life to Victorian people by the use of techniques such as, religious allusions, alliterations, metaphors, similes, colloquial language and dialogue. He uses these to reflect the love of AFL to other major influences such as marriage, heaven, hell, and Greek mythology. Life cycle talks about growing up in a family of football barrackers...

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Anthem for Doomed Youth Commentary Response

to be drawn out, long and melancholy, as melancholy as the subject of war itself. Onomatopoeia is used to make the sounds real: as if we were really there. We hear the "stuttering rifles" and the "patter out their hasty orisons." Repetition and alliteration have also been used to make the poem reflect the ordeal that the soldiers had to face: monotonous boredom in the terrible conditions, then their death, inevitable from the start, will come. The poet structures the poem in a fascinating way...

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How Does Hughes Present Nature in ‘Hawk Roosting’?

connotations of the word hawk are opposite to all the connotations of the word roosting, which shows the contrast of the title. Ted Hughes uses lots of poetic techniques to create images in the readers mind, for example: Metaphors and smiles, Imagery, Alliteration, Repetition, Personification and Half rhyming. In the first stanza line 1, Ted Hughes uses imagery for example: ‘I sit at the top of the wood, my eyes closed. Inaction’. ‘I sit at the top of the wood’ gives a real image of height and how high...

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poetry reflection

University of Chicago, and lives in Seattle. His poem, “The Labyrinth”, has three poetic devices; alliteration, consonance, and personification. Alliteration is the repetition of the same sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables. There are many examples of alliteration in “The Labyrinth”. In the first stanza, “Torn turned and tattered” and “Bowed burned and battered” are examples of alliteration. The uses of the t and b sounds are repeated through the phrases. In the last stanza, “bore...

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Lesson Plan Reflection 433

Supreme Green ESL 433 N October 16,2014 Janice Norris Lesson Plan Reflection In this reflection essay, it will justify the content reasoning for implementing alliteration in a SIOP lesson plan for English Language Learners. For the most part, English Language Learners experience difficulties in their quest to obtain language proficiency because of their under develop cognitive skills, intellectual skills,efficient and effective exposure...

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The Highwayman

message that forbidden love leads to tragedy is clearly conveyed. | BODY PARAGRAPH 3: Why / how the SOUND DEVICES are effective? Consider the effectiveness of the poet’s use of sound devices. Analyse the use of devices such as: assonance, alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhythm, rhyme and meter (e.g. Iambic Pentameter). At least three devices must be addressed. Explain how the use of such devices influence readers’ experience of the poem and contribute to their appreciation of the experience about...

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Duchess of Malfi

his moral conversion, he follows his master’s orders and subjects The Duchess to the horror of seeing the wax figures of Antonio and her children dead. The language suggests that there is a bluntness in Bosola’s speech as highlighted by the use alliteration ‘That now you know directly they are dead’ (ll. 57). This suggests that Bosola is very calm and calculated at that moment as his emotions are once again buried and replaced with his ambition to climb the social ladder by serving Ferdinand. Webster...

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Analysis of Themes & the Tenets of Romanticism Within Poetry

write about. Longfellow’s The Ropewalk is a prime example of this, “Human spiders spin and spin,/ Backward down their threads so thin” (Longfellow 4-5) There are many poetic devices in these two lines including alliteration, repetition and rhyme. The device of repetition and alliteration is evident when the poet writes, “spiders spin and spin” this is an important device because it emphasizes the meaning of the sentence. Longfellow then uses rhythm and rhyme to make the sentence flow. These devices...

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ENG 1501

but the sculptor remains of the great Ozymandias a man filled with great pride. 5. The poet makes use of the poetic device of alliteration in the last two lines. Identify the words that make up this figure of speech and comment on the effect this device creates here. The words, “boundless and bare”, “lone and level”, sands stretch” are an effect of alliteration which the writer has used to create irony.The King ruled with oppression 6 and terror and his actions brought not only glory...

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'Toads' and 'Toads Revisited' Comparison (Philip Larkin)

the descriptions back to reality. The exclamation mark illustrates Larkin’s exasperation over how working unbelievably hard six days a week is not worth ‘paying a few bills’. Larkin describes this as ‘out of proportion’. Larkin’s play on the alliteration of ‘L’ in the third stanza somehow makes the stanza sound ludicrous. The use of lists that Larkin uses suggests how there’s a lot of people in the world who rely on their common sense to earn a living. He himself writes poetry which is a contrast...

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Von Schiller

words (ship in distress) There is no evidence of assonance in this poem, but there are key words such as gladden the eye, groups, grasp, and glorious which are forms of alliteration. Consonance The repetition of consonant sounds within and at the ends of words (e.g. It is blunt and flat.) Often used with assonance, alliteration, and rhyme to create a musical quality, to emphasize certain words, or to unify a poem. There are no consonance in this poem. SOUTH DAKOTA 12TH GRADE READING STANDARDS...

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stylistics analysis of a sindhi woman

word in the sentence Phonological features: Phonological devices are rhyme scheme, alliteration and repetition. The stanzas of this poem are “sestet” Rhyme scheme in the poem: End rhyme of first stanza is “abbacc” End rhyme of second stanza is “deedff” Rhyme scheme in the poem is as follows: 1. Bazaar, jar 2. Grace, face 3. Head, tread 4. Erect, reflect 5. Crumbs, slums 6. Straight, weight Alliteration: Bare, Bazar in line “1” Bloom, back in line “3” High, head in line “5” Stand...

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Poetry and Strong Human Spirit

“Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge the poet takes us through his mind on an imaginative journey. His journey had no destination at all but the success was there all along through his connection and love with nature. The poet uses a lot of alliteration to describe this place and assonance to describe how beautiful this image of nature is and how the success of the journey is created through the beauty of nature. “Measureless to man” and “twice five miles of fertile ground.” The use of a simile...

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Poem Nettles

has an extra beat which shows the poets anger at these nettles and really makes it stand out. The use of enjambment in the fourth, fifth and sixth line shows a narrative style and brings out an overall theme of emotion with the use of alliteration. This alliteration can be seen on the 6th line. The bold sound shows the pain that the child is suffering with the term “tender skin” used as a contrast to the child's vulnerability. The word “bed” in the first line makes you think about what the nettles...

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study guide

become potted plants allowing someone else to be in control of our lives. c) versification (meter, line-length, rhyme scheme, free verse?) and structure (first line longer to give emphasis to what a woman is “not”, this word is used several times, alliteration. Repetition of vowels, assonance. The use of “a women” has rhythm the makes the speaker emphasis, rapid jerky. Poet’s could be using “plant” of in a negative way by giving the impression that woman objects to being compared to potted plant, giving...

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The Sacred Words: Elements of Poetry

pattern in English poetry. b. Foot = the basic unit of measurement in a line of poetry.  3. Define and identify assonance and alliteration. a. Assonance = the repetition, in words of proximity, of identical vowel sounds preceded and followed by differing consonant sounds. (Whereas tide and hide are rhymes, tide and mine are assonantal.) b. Alliteration = sometimes defined as the repetition of initial sounds ("All the awful auguries," or "Bring me my bow of burning gold"), and sometimes...

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Poem Analysis: Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee” or “For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams. * Write out two examples of assonance “And bore her away from me” and “Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee” * Write out two examples of alliteration * That a maiden there lived whom you may know” and “Of those who were older than we 5. In your own words, what did Annabel Lee die of? 6. Can ever dissever my soul from the soul” and “And the stars never rise but I feel the bright...

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The Elder sister

breasts forming isn't exactly astonishing, but the exact rhyme words “mound” and “ground” in lines 16-17 are perfect, matching sounds, which represents the elder sister's exciting transformation. Line 13 includes some internal rhymes, such as the alliteration of the “s” in “slowly” and “swans,” and the consonance of the letter “n” inside them, both emphasizing the whole line and creating a euphony that makes the slow growth of the sister’s breasts seem pleasant and interesting. It is likely that the...

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Figure of Speech

FIGURE OF SOUND : Sometimes called sound devices, these include onomatopoeia, alliteration, assonance, consonance, euphony, resonance, and others. Not all of these are considered figures of speech, exactly, but they're included here because they're part of what you'll find it you look closely at the language and word choice of may poem. They work hand-in-hand with rhythm and all types of rhyme. ALLITERATION: Also called head rhyme or initial rhyme, the repetition of the initial sounds (usually...

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Structural Critique

work, Samuel Taylor Coleridge uses an abundance of literary devices to contribute to the effect of the poem. “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” contains many elements, each of which enhances the way the poem conveys meaning. The extensive use of alliteration, varying metrical patterns, internal and external rhyme, anaphora, caesura, enjambment, and inversion add to the complexity of the structure and the overall meaning of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” which could be interpreted as love for all...

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Pied Beauty - Gerard Manley Hopkins (Analysis)

The song-like structure presented could be influenced by the musical culture dominant in the Victorian Era. This song-like quality is also displayed in the line, “Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings”. The use of assonance, sibilance and alliteration in this line relates to the very first rhyme in the poem. It can be seen as a melody that unites the images, bringing about the idea of the immutable beauty of God, as the images change, but the ‘music’ remains. The unchanging beauty of God and...

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Judith Wright

However exciting Dan’s tales are, they are “all the same” now – buried in the past. Summer will turn up again, repeating the four seasons “cycle”. Integrating alliteration and assonance into the beautiful simile: “Seventy summers are hived in him like old honey”, Wright reinforces the idea of time’s passing and repetitiveness in the alliteration. The other poem I feel has a strong connection to cultural Australian Identity is the poem train Journey. Train Journey combines the features of the Australian...

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Ict-Based Lp in Poetry

presentations. Teacher Activities: f. The teacher will assign the following tasks:-Group 1- identifying occasions that can be associated to the different sounds of bell -Group 2- creating a Pictionary of rhyming words -Group 3- picking out alliteration and presenting lines of song with the same structure -Group 4- picking out consonance and assonance and presenting slogans with the same structure g. She will discuss briefly the criteria in evaluating their output. h. She will prompt them...

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Poetry Essay

sense, the person in the poem is going to march, “travel on a road” (line 1) on June the 16th. There is a use of alliteration which occurs by the use of the phrase “broad belch of beer” (line 7). However figuratively, the “march” is the journey, the struggle, against apartheid for a better tomorrow. The speaker slows the poem down when reading it because of the repeated alliterations, this make the poem full of sadness. In the last line the poet writes that his sunset is drenched with red. This...

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Analysis of Beach Burial

result of a shipwreck in which they had died, or had simply been washed up on shore, they are left in the ocean being carried by the water back and forth. Slessor successfully shows this through techniques of assonance, onomatopoeia, rhythm and alliteration along with vivid images of bodies buried in burrows, using these techniques to transfer the emotions of calamity and sadness. The poet represents his poem with a very ironic title, “Beach Burial.” The reason for which this is shown...

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