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  1. Sounds of Poetry

  2. Rhythm the rise and fall of our voices as we stress some sounds more strongly than others Can be fast Light or slow or serious Can sound like everyday speech

  3. Rhyme repetition of similar sounds, especially the end of a word

  4. End Rhymes found at the end of two lines Example: The garbage rolled on down the hall, It raised the roof, it broke the wall.

  5. Internal Rhyme occurs within the lines Example: She’s scour the pots and scrape the pans, Candy the yams and spice the hams.


  6. Exact Rhymes Last part of the two words are identical Example: tree and free

  7. Slant Rhymes Sounds that almost rhyme Example: Milly Molly and

  8. Rhyme Scheme Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would not take the garbage out! She’s scour the pots and scrape the pans, Candy the yams and spice the hams, And though her daddy would scream and shout, She simply would not take the garbage out. And so it piled up to the ceilings: Coffee grounds, potato peelings, A A B B A A C C

  9. Repetition Recurring use of a sound, a word, a phrase, or a line Example: Because I do not hope to turn again, Because I do not hope, Because I do not hope to turn. Emphasizes important ideas

  10. Alliteration Repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close together Example: Prune pits, peach pits, orange peel,

  11. Onomatopoeia words whose sounds echo their meaning Buzz Examples Hiss Crash