SHAKESPEARE AND LANGUAGE. 1 December 2010: Do Now. END RHYME INTERNAL RHYME NEAR/SLANT RHYME ONOMATOPOEIA ALLITERATION. CONSONANCE ASSONANCE METAPHOR SIMILE HYPERBOLE. Which of the following literary terms and poetic conventions can you identify?. END RHYME.
Examples of ASSONANCE:
“Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep.”
- William Shakespeare
Foot/feet:a metric "foot" refers to the combination of a strong stress and the associated weak stress (or stresses) that make up the recurrent metric unit of a line of verse.
The types of feet are determined by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables.
Iambic - unstressed, stressed
Cowards die many times before their deaths
The valiant never taste of death but once.
from Julius Ceasar
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Example of Blank Verse
U / U / U / U / U /
But soft.|What light| through yon|der win|dow breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet the sun!