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SOUND DEVICES Consonance, Assonance, and Internal Rhyme
CONSONANCE Pleasing sound caused by the repetition of consonant sounds within sentences, phrases, or in poems. Typically, this repetition occurs at the end of the words. Example words: Blank and think Sent and went Dawn goes down Sorrow and borrow I’ll swing by my ankles. She’ll cling to your knees. As you hang by your nose, From a high-up trapeze. But just one thing, please, As we float through the breeze, Don’t sneeze. - “The Acrobats” by Shel Silverstein
ASSONANCE The repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words. It is used to reinforce the meanings of words or to help create the mood. the long “o” sounds old or mysterious in Carl Sandburg’s Early Moon: “Poetry is old, ancient, goes back far. It is among the oldest living things. So old it is that no man knows how and why the first poems came.” “Hear the mellow wedding bells” – by Edgar Allan Poe Try to light the fire.
INTERNAL RHYME Two or more rhyming words occur within the same or separate sentences. Examples of rhyme in the same line: I went to town to buy a gown. / I took the car and it wasn’t far. I lost my dog in the midst of fog. / He found his way home, he doesn’t like to roam. Examples of rhyme in separate lines: I wore a shiny new bow upon my head. / I began to grow and it fit me no more. I’d like to jump into the ocean. / But don’t dump me instead.