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ENGL 1302 -Bedford Intro. to Literature: Ch 26 Sounds and Ch. 27 - Patterns of Rhythm
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a song or songlike poem that tells a story
a narrative poem that is written in deliberate imitation of the language, form, and spirit of the traditional ballad
using words that imitate the sound they denote
Examples: "buzz" "rattle" "bang" "sizzle"
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
Example: "descending dew drops
a more specific type of alliteration that relies on the repetition of soft consonant sounds in words to create a wooshing or hissing sound in the writing (It is about the repetition of the "s" sound, not about the repetition of the letter S)
Example: "Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat,"
Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity
Example: "Asleep under a tree"
"Asleep in the deep."
any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
Example: "Leap, plashless as they swim"
A harsh, discordant mixture of sounds
Example: "never my numb plunker fumbles"
two or more words or phrases that repeat the same sounds
Example: happy and snappy
rhyme that appears correct from spelling but does not rhyme because of pronunciation
Example: "bough" and "cough"
"brow" and "blow"
Rhyme that occurs at the end of two or more lines of poetry
A word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line
Example: "In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud"
A rhyme ending on the final stressed syllable
Example: Loveliest of trees, the cherry now / Is hung with bloom along the bough"
a rhyme between stressed syllables followed by one or more unstressed syllables
Example: "Lord confound this surly sister, / Blight her brow and blotch and blister."
words that rhyme exactly
Near Rhyme (AKA off rhyme, slant rhyme, and approximate rhyme)
The sounds are almost but not exactly alike
"Let the boy try along this bayonet-blade / How cold steel is, and keen with hunger of blood"
A type of near rhyme where an identical consonant sound is preceded by a different vowel sound
Example: "sound" and "sand"
"kind" and "conned"
"fellow" and "fallow"
stress (or accent)
syllable that receives the most emphasis
rhythmic pattern of stresses
the overall metrical structure of a poem
process of measuring the stresses in a line of verse to determine its metrical pattern
the metrical unit by which a line of poetry is measured
refers to metrical feet which move from unstressed to stressed sounds (iambic foot, anapestic foot)
refers to metrical feet that move from stressed to unstressed sounds (trochaic foot, dactylic foot)
unrhymed iambic pentameter
a pause within a line (indicated by a double vertical line)
poetic line that has a pause at the end
Enjambment (AKA run-on line)
when one line ends without a pause and continues into the next line for its meaning
foot consisting of two stressed syllables (ex. dead set) used mainly for variety or emphasis
The most common pattern in English poetry because its rhythm appears so naturally in English speech and writing.
a line that ends with an extra unstressed syllable
a line that ends with a stressed syllable
two unstressed syllables
unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable
stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable
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