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1 The Sounds of Poetry

2 Rhyme The repetition of final sounds Cat-hat-mat Punishment – ailment
Glass-pass-class Dragon – wagon - flagon

3 Internal Rhyme The repetition of final sounds in the same line of a poem Jenny and Me were engaged, you see, So a kiss or two was nothing to you Sam McGee was from Tennessee

4 Assonance The repetition of similar or identical vowel sounds in neighbouring words "The setting sun was licking the hard bright machine like some great invisible beast on its knees." Hear the mellow wedding bells,

5 Alliteration The repetition of initial (starting) sounds in neighbouring words. Curious cats crouch on the window sill Watching unwaveringly through the glass As blue birds fly by. Curious cats are Almost two headed in a sensitive sense, Still alert and aware Of the running, rotten rats behind them.

6 Slant Rhyme Also known as half-rhyme or near rhyme
The repetition of consonant sounds in neighbouring words When have I last looked on The round green eyes and the long wavering bodies Of the dark leopards of the moon? All the wild witches, those most noble ladies,

7 Onomatopoeia Words, when spoken aloud, sound like the sound they represent. Whoosh, slap, bang, crash Beep, belch Drip, fizz, flick Thump, tinkle, zoom

8 Rhythm A pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem.
“To be, or not to be. That is the question.” – William Shakespeare Cremation of Sam McGee Call Me Maybe

9 Imagery Imagery is the words and phrases in poetry that excite the senses. Imagery describes things that you can see, hear, smell, taste and touch.

10 The Red Wheelbarrow By William Carlos Williams
So much depends on the red wheelbarrow Glazed with rain water Beside the white chickens

11 one inch tall by Shel Silverstein If you were only one inch tall, you'd ride a worm to school. The teardrop of a crying ant would be your swimming pool. A crumb of cake would be a feast And last you seven days at least, A flea would be a frightening beast If you were one inch tall. If you were only one inch tall, you'd walk beneath the door, And it would take about a month to get down to the store. A bit of fluff would be your bed, You'd swing upon a spider's thread, And wear a thimble on your head If you were one inch tall. You'd surf across the kitchen sink upon a stick of gum. You couldn't hug your mama, you'd just have to hug her thumb. You'd run from people's feet in fright, To move a pen would take all night, (This poem took fourteen years to write-- 'Cause I'm just one inch tall).

12 And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street
By Dr. Seuss

13 Dulce et Decorum Est By Wilfred Owen
Please underline or highlight all the examples of imagery you can find in Dulce et Decorum Est and pass it into the tray when you are done.

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