Sound Devices

The following information on sound devices needs to be in your literary journal.

  • Definitions
    • alliteration – repetition of sounds at the beginning of words in a line of poetry
    • assonance – repetition of vowel sounds within words
    • consonance – repetition of consonant sounds within words
    • onomatopoeia – words that imitate sound
    • rhyme – repetition of ending sounds within or at the end of a line of poetry
    • rhythm – pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
    • meter – measured arrangement of words in poetry
  • Effects
    • “K” sound – harsh
    • Long “o” sound – mournful, sorrowful
    • “M” sound – soothing
    • Short “i” sound – delicate, beauty
    • “B” “D” “G” sounds – harsh, disorder
    • Repeated stressed syllables – disturbing, rough, slow
    • Regular pattern of stressed syllables – pleasing, orderly
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