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  • 1. Using Sound Devices to Enhance a Poem
    Onomatopoeiaand Alliteration
  • 2. The use of words to imitate sounds, or suggest a particular meaning
    What is Onomatopoeia?
  • 3. Examples of Onomatopoeia
  • 4. “The Bells”By Edgar Allen Poe
    Hear the sledges with the bells-Silver bells!What a world of merriment their melody foretells!How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,In the icy air of night!While the stars that over sprinkleAll the heavens, seem to twinkleWith a crystalline delight;Keeping time, time, time,In a sort of Runic rhyme,To the tintinnabulation that so musically wellsFrom the bells, bells, bells, bells,Bells, bells, bells-From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.
    In your notebooks, write down the examples of Onomatopoeia.
  • 5.
    • Tinkle, tinkle, tinkle
    • 6. Tintinnabulation
    • 7. Repetition of bells
    • 8. jingling
    Examples of Onomatopoeiain “The Bells”
  • 9. “Cynthia in the Snow”By: Gwendolyn Brooks
    It SHUSHESIt hushesThe loudness in the road.It flitter-twitters,And laughs away from me.It laughs a lovely whiteness,And whitely whirs away,To beSome otherwhere,Still white as milk or shirts,So beautiful it hurts.
    In your notebook, write down examples of onomatopoeia.
    (Bonus: Notice any examples of alliteration?)
  • 10. Examples of Onomatopoeiain “Cynthia in the Snow”
  • 15. Alliteration is the repetition of certain sounds at the beginning of a word or within a word
    What is Alliteration?
  • 16. Examples of Alliteration
  • 17. “The Raven”By Edgar Allen Poe
    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -Only this, and nothing more.'Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrowFrom my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore -Nameless here for evermore…
    With a partner, discuss examples of Alliteration in this poem.
  • 18. Create a Poem using Onomatopoeia
    What are some possible topics?
    Your Assignment