POETIC TECHNIQUES. RHYTHM. The regular, measured flow of words and phrases in verse or prose. This is usually achieved in poetry by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables. STANZA.
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DEVICES BASED ON SOUND
The furrow followed free.” (Coleridge, ‘The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner’)
“that sends light rustle rushes to their leaves” (Frost, ‘Directive’)
And make happy the skies” (Blake, ‘The Echoing Green’
DEVICES BASED ON COMPARISON
The beauty of the morning…” (Wordsworth, ‘Composed upon Westminster Bridge’)
Called him soft names in many a mused rhyme” (Keats, ‘Ode to a Nightingale’)
FIGURES OF SPEECH BASED ON WORD ASSOCIATIONS