Unformatted text preview: “enveloping elegy,” “slightly sour,” and “winding lines” are just a few examples of the alliteration and assonance Kozinn puts into his review. Key elements of the pieces are highlighted, such as the portamento and intense dynamic contrast in the Quartet No. 1. The imagery in the review leads the reader to imagine a fluid painting or delicately prepared meal. Finally, the review gives the reader insight into the composer’s thoughts and feelings while composing the pieces. Although the review is short in comparison to major news stories, the use of imagery and alliteration pack so much emotion into a short article that if the length were extended, the reader would come away with a feeling of discomfort and confusion rather than one of complacency....
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- Spring '07
- Music, The Reader, Feeling, Contrast ratio, quartet no., Borodin Quartet