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Sound Patterns

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A Eubanks

on 14 September 2012

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Transcript of Sound Patterns

Sound devices convey and reinforce the meaning or experience of poetry through the skillful use of sound. Sound Devices The repetition of initial sounds, usually consonants
"front rhyme" alliteration consonance A "vowel rhyme"; Words have the same vowel sound but different end consonants, and they are close to each other in line. assonance repetition Words which imitate sounds; they contribute to the imagery of the poem. onomatopoeia Echoing of the same sound in poetry;
may be similar or exact rhyme repetition "Tattoos on This Town" Repeat of a sound, syllable, word, phrase, line, stanza, or metrical pattern I wanna talk about me
Wanna talk about I
Wanna talk about number one
Oh my me my The Block Eyed Peas “I got that boom, boom, boom
That future boom, boom, boom” Jason Aldean Some things that fly there be-
Birds-Hours-the Bumblebee
Some things that stay there be
Of these no Elegy Purpose:
- to please the ear
-draw attention to words in a line Purpose:
-long vowels = serious mood
-higher vowels = lighter mood Purpose:
- unify a poem
- provide emphasis Purpose:
-contribute to the imagery and effect of a poem "Girl you make my speakers go boom boom..." Luke Bryan Includes end rhyme, beginning rhyme, slant rhyme, etc. Also includes assonance, consonance, and alliteration. Purpose:
-unify a poem "She, she ain't real,
She ain't gonna be able to
love you like I will.
She is a stranger
You and I have history or
don't you remember" Adele The repetition of the same
consonant sound at the middle or end of a word consonance Purpose:
- please the ear Toby Keith "Whisper Words of Wisdom" The Beatles Emily Dickinson Curse, bless me now!
With fierce tears I prey.
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