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Sound Devices in Poetry

Lesson for sophomore English

Natalie Buhl

on 16 October 2012

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Transcript of Sound Devices in Poetry

Sound Devices in Poetry alliteration word beginnings have the same sound While I wandered, weak and weary Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" consonance Words have the same consonant sound internally All mammals named Sam are clammy
assonance Words have the same vowel sound (but do NOT rhyme) uncertain rustling of each purple curtain internal rhyme words within a line of poetry rhyme I went to town to buy a gown.
I took the car and it wasn’t far. end rhyme words at the end of lines of poetry rhyme The snowflakes are floating and falling.
The church bells are calling, onomatopoeia words that imitate the sound they describe zip, slurp, glug, roar, beep WHY?
Why would a poet choose to use sound devices? What effect do they have on a poem?
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