Musical Poetry Terminology. Mrs. A. Rotker. W ea k and w ea ry. Assonance – The repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in two or more stressed syllables. It is found in the phrase “weak and weary” in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” . W ea k and w ea ry.
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Mrs. A. Rotker
Assonance– The repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in two or more stressed syllables. It is found in the phrase “weak and weary” in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.”
Weak and weary
consonance– The repetition of similar consonant sounds at the ends of accented syllables. The repeated t and ch sounds in “the spurt of a lighted match” create consonance. It is used to create musical effects and to emphasize particular words.
Poetry- One of three major types of literature; the others are prose and drama. Highly concise, musical , and emotionally charged language. May include imagery, figurative language and rhyme.
Repetition – The use of any element of language- a sound, word, phrase, clause, or sentence – more than once. Alliteration, assonance, rhyme, and rhythm are repetitions of certain sounds and sound patterns.
Onomatopoeia – The use of words that imitate sounds. Whirr, thud, sizzle, and hiss are typical examples. Writers can deliberately choose words that contribute to a desired effect.
Stanza- Unit of a poem often repeated in the same form throughout a poem; a unit of poetic lines often separated by spaces. Sometimes named for number of lines in them (couplet=two line stanza, tercet=three lines, quatrain=four lines,etc.)
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Sugar is sweet
And so are you!
Alliteration – The repetition of initial consonant sounds. Writers use alliteration to give emphasis to words, to imitate sounds, and to create musical effects.
Mrs. A. Rotker