Poetry’s musical devices:. Alliteration Assonance Onomatopoeia Rhyme Rhythm . Alliteration- repetition of an initial consonant sound. “ W hen I w atch you you w et brown bag of a w oman” (“Miss Rosie” by Lucille Clifton) .
Alliteration Assonance Onomatopoeia
you wet brown bag of a woman”
(“Miss Rosie” by Lucille Clifton)
Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride”
(“Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allen Poe)
“Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
(“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy
Evening” by Robert Frost)
“The warm sun is falling, the bleak wind is wailing.
The bare boughs are sighing, the pale flowers are dying…”
(“Autumn: A Dirge” Percy Byshhe Shelley)
Thou are more lovely and more temperate b
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, a
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date. b
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, c
And often in his gold complexion dimmed; d
And every fair from fair sometime declines, c
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimmed; d
(“Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day” Shakespeare)