Sound Devices / Pattern and Rhyme. “Poetry is Music to My Ears!”. Basic Information.
“Poetry is Music to My Ears!”
Exact repetition of sounds in words at the ends of lines.
- Eating his Christmas pie.
Rhyme that occurs within a line of verse
the grains beyond age, the dark veins of her mother -Dylan Thomas
Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard
Hands clap and slap, and fingers snap.
from “Sound Off” by Susan Anderson
from “The Raven” by Poe
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.
from “Who Has Seen the Wind”
by Christina Georgina Rossetti
O My Luve’s like a red, red rose,
That’s newly sprung in June;
from “A Red, Red Rose”
by Robert Burns
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
by Langston Hughes
(look at stanza 3 on overhead)