Unit 13 lesson 3 sound devicesPresentation Transcript
Poets use a number of sound devices to achieve a musical quality.
Rhythm is the pattern created by the stressed and unstressed syllables of words in sequence. A controlled pattern of rhythm is called meter .
Rhyme is the repetition of identical or similar sounds in stressed syllables. A pattern of end rhymes is called a rhyme scheme . Free verse has no set meter or rhyme scheme.
repetition of sounds
Alliteration is the repetition of the initial consonant sounds of words, as in the phrase “ dark days .” Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words, as in the phrase “ child of silence .” Consonance is the repetition of consonants within nearby words in which the separating vowels differ, as in the phrase “ live and love .”
Repetition is the use of any language element more than once.
Poets use these different ways to create the way a poem SOUNDS: