Sound_And_SenseC11 - Chapter Eleven Musical devices-poets choose words for sound as well as meaning and uses the sound as a means of reinforcing meaning

Sound_And_SenseC11 - Chapter Eleven Musical devices-poets...

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Chapter Eleven: Musical devices -poets choose words for sound as well as meaning, and uses the sound as a means of reinforcing meaning 0-alliteration is the repetition of initial consonant sounds -assonance is the repetition of vowels -consonance is the repetition of the final consonant - combination of assonance and consonance give us rime -rime is the repression of accented vowel sounds and all succeeding sounds -masculine when only one syllable; feminine when two or more -internal rime are rhymes within a line; end rhyme is at the end - apporimaterimes/slant rimes included words that are familiar 133. That night when joy began 1. Previous experience with love can be summarized by the first stanza of the poem. The two lovers usually expect the “joy” that “began at night” to be killed by “morning’s level gun”. Their present experience is much more different, as the morning passes and “day by day relief outgrows” their nervous expectations. The tone of this poem is a mild bewilderment, as the speaker expected for his or her joy to end with the morning. However, when we look closely to the changes of attitude through the stanzas, we go from bitter and remorseful, too nostalgic and joyful. 2.The basic metaphor that underlies the poem is that some good things may end up lasting. The first stanza is credulous that anything good will last. The second stanza is less credulous, but still credulous enough to be nervous about the ending. The third stanza is where the speaker changes his or her attitude and realizes that love can be enduring. “The Flash of morning’s leveled gun” is the hint that with the morning comes the end of the two lover’s joy. 3. In terms of assonance, the first 1st and 3rd line of each stanza rhyme with each other, as well as the 2nd and fourth. Pass from line 5 rhymes with laugh in line 7. Relief rhymes rhymes with peace from line 8. Constance is also used between the second and third lines of each stanza. In stanza two, there is a consistent F ending sound between relief and laugh; stanza 3 does the same thing with ch sound, with reproach and reach. 134. God’s Grandeur 1. In essence, the theme of this sonnet is that man does not respect or appreciate God’s world as “generations have trod” and “seared” the world with trade. God also gives us much as he is almost a momma bird, “brooding with warm breast” and “bright wings” over the world. 2. The simile in line 2 is referring that once the earth is “shook” and used up by man, it will lose much of its shine and presence, much like a “shook foil”. Lines 7-8 refer to that man has ultimately spoiled the earth, making it so unbearable that it wears “man’s smudge and shares man’s smell”. Lines 11-12 refer to the sun rising and falling everyday, bringing light to the earth, as well bringing darkness upon man’s spoiledness.

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