Creative Writing Devices of Sound
ALLITERATION <ul><li>Alliteration  is the repetition of the initial letter or sound in two or more words in a line of vers...
EXAMPLE <ul><li>How much DEW could a DEWDROP DROP if a DEWDROP DID DROP DEW? </li></ul>
EXAMPLE <ul><li>From My Madeline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My Madeline! My Madeline! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark my melodi...
Example <ul><li>“A Tutor” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Tutor who tooted the flute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tried to teach two...
ONOMATOPOEIA <ul><li>ONOMATOPOEIA is the use of a word to represent or imitate natural sounds.  The word says the sound it...
Examples <ul><li>Buzz </li></ul><ul><li>Crunch </li></ul><ul><li>Tinkle </li></ul><ul><li>Gurgle </li></ul><ul><li>Sizzle ...
Examples <ul><li>From “The Coming of Arthur </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CLANG battleaxe, an CLASH brand!  Let the king reign.-- ...
ASSONANCE <ul><li>ASSONANCE is the similarity or repetition of a VOWEL sound in two or more words.  Sometimes called PARTI...
Examples <ul><li>LAKE and STAKE are RHYMEs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LAKE and FATE are ASSONANCE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BA...
REFRAIN <ul><li>A refrain is the repetition of one or more phrases or lines at intervals in a poem, usually at the end of ...
Example:  does NOT reflect the views of instructor! <ul><li>“ This Smoking World” </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco is a dirty wee...
REPETITON <ul><li>Repetition is the reiterating of a word or phrase within a poem.  </li></ul><ul><li>REPEATING </li></ul>
EXAMPLE <ul><li>The Hammers </li></ul><ul><li>Noise of hammers once I heard, </li></ul><ul><li>Many hammers, busy hammers,...
<ul><li>And I listened, and I heard </li></ul><ul><li>Hammers beating, night and day </li></ul><ul><li>In a palace newly r...
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Creative Writing Devices Of Sound

  1. 1. Creative Writing Devices of Sound
  2. 2. ALLITERATION <ul><li>Alliteration is the repetition of the initial letter or sound in two or more words in a line of verse. </li></ul>
  3. 3. EXAMPLE <ul><li>How much DEW could a DEWDROP DROP if a DEWDROP DID DROP DEW? </li></ul>
  4. 4. EXAMPLE <ul><li>From My Madeline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My Madeline! My Madeline! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark my melodious midnight moans; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Much may my melting music mean, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My modulated monotones. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Walter Parke </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Example <ul><li>“A Tutor” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Tutor who tooted the flute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tried to teach two young tooters to toot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Said the two to the Tutor, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“Is it harder to toot, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To tutor two tooters to toot?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Carolyn Wells </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. ONOMATOPOEIA <ul><li>ONOMATOPOEIA is the use of a word to represent or imitate natural sounds. The word says the sound it makes . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples <ul><li>Buzz </li></ul><ul><li>Crunch </li></ul><ul><li>Tinkle </li></ul><ul><li>Gurgle </li></ul><ul><li>Sizzle </li></ul><ul><li>Hiss </li></ul>
  8. 8. Examples <ul><li>From “The Coming of Arthur </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CLANG battleaxe, an CLASH brand! Let the king reign.-- Tennyson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From “The Princess” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The MOAN of doves in immemorial elms, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And MUMURING of innumerable bees. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tennyson </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. ASSONANCE <ul><li>ASSONANCE is the similarity or repetition of a VOWEL sound in two or more words. Sometimes called PARTIAL or NEAR RHYME </li></ul>
  10. 10. Examples <ul><li>LAKE and STAKE are RHYMEs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LAKE and FATE are ASSONANCE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BASE and FACE are rhymes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BASE and FADE are ASSONANCE </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. REFRAIN <ul><li>A refrain is the repetition of one or more phrases or lines at intervals in a poem, usually at the end of a stanza. The refrain often takes the form of a chorus. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Example: does NOT reflect the views of instructor! <ul><li>“ This Smoking World” </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco is a dirty weed: </li></ul><ul><li>I like it. </li></ul><ul><li>It satisfies no normal need: </li></ul><ul><li>I like it. </li></ul><ul><li>It makes you thin, it makes you lean, </li></ul><ul><li>It takes the hair right off your bean, </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the worst darn stuff I’ve ever seen: </li></ul><ul><li>I like it.-----G.L. Hemminger </li></ul>
  13. 13. REPETITON <ul><li>Repetition is the reiterating of a word or phrase within a poem. </li></ul><ul><li>REPEATING </li></ul>
  14. 14. EXAMPLE <ul><li>The Hammers </li></ul><ul><li>Noise of hammers once I heard, </li></ul><ul><li>Many hammers, busy hammers, </li></ul><ul><li>Beating, shaping, night and day, </li></ul><ul><li>Shaping, beating dust and clay </li></ul><ul><li>To a place; saw it reared; </li></ul><ul><li>Saw the hammers laid away… </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>And I listened, and I heard </li></ul><ul><li>Hammers beating, night and day </li></ul><ul><li>In a palace newly reared; </li></ul><ul><li>Beating it to dust and clay: </li></ul><ul><li>Other hammers, muffled hammers, </li></ul><ul><li>Silent hammers of decay. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>----Ralph Hodgson </li></ul></ul>

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