Presentation on theme: "USING SOUND DEVICES TO ENHANCE A POEM Onomatopoeia and Alliteration."— Presentation transcript:
USING SOUND DEVICES TO ENHANCE A POEM Onomatopoeia and Alliteration
THE USE OF WORDS TO IMITATE SOUNDS, OR SUGGEST A PARTICULAR MEANING What is Onomatopoeia?
Examples of Onomatopoeia
“The Bells” “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 sprinkle All the heavens, seem to twinkle With a crystalline delight; Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells From 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.
TINKLE, TINKLE, TINKLE TINTINNABULATION REPETITION OF BELLS JINGLING Examples of Onomatopoeia in “The Bells”
“Cynthia in the Snow” By: Gwendolyn Brooks It SHUSHES It hushes The loudness in the road. It flitter-twitters, And laughs away from me. It laughs a lovely whiteness, And whitely whirs away, To be Some 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?)
HUSHES SLUSHES FLITTER TWITTERS WHIRS HURTS Examples of Onomatopoeia in “Cynthia in the Snow”
ALLITERATION IS THE REPETITION OF CERTAIN SOUNDS AT THE BEGINNING OF A WORD OR WITHIN A WORD What is Alliteration?
Examples of Alliteration
“The Raven” “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 borrow From 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.
CREATE A POEM USING ONOMATOPOEIA WHAT ARE SOME POSSIBLE TOPICS? Your Assignment