Final ENGL 125 - Tanner Watson Final ENGL 125 Identifications Assonance Assonance is an internal rhyme that is similar to consonance yet is repeating

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Tanner Watson4/29/16Final ENGL 125IdentificationsAssonance Assonance is an internal rhyme that is similar to consonance, yet is repeating vowel sounds. The poet usually uses this device to further the meaning of a certain word. William Wordsworth uses assonance in “The World Is Too Much with Us” in lines 11-14. He uses the vowel sounds of “I”, “a”, and “e” in these lines to created emphasis on words such as “pleasant lea” and “less forlorn”.ImagismImagism is the increased use of images in poetry, and was very popular in the early 20thcentury. Imagery focuses on the specific sensations such as sight and hearing to describe what is happening in the poem. Emily Dickinson uses imagism in “I heard a fly buzz- when I died-“, she describes in depth the setting and events in the poem through sensation. For example, lines 5 and 6, “The Eyes around- had wrung them dry-/ And Breaths were gathering firm”, really describes the feeling of the eyes and breaths, which helps the reader create an image in their head of what is happening.Aphorism An aphorism is a short statement that is meant to contain a larger message. It should be concise yet clever, Emily Dickinson uses this device often in her poetry. Although her poems may be concise, they hold deep meanings. For instance, “I’m Nobody! Who are you?”, which uses short lines such as “How public-like a Frog” to convey her message of valuing the idea of being unknown. Terza RimaA terza rima is an Italian form of poetry that contains three-line stanzas in iambic pentameter. In addition, it also has a specific rhyme scheme of ABA BCB CDC DED. Robert Frost uses this form in his piece, “Acquainted with the Night”. In the first stanza, the ABA rhyme scheme is used, and continued in the second stanza, “I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain-and back in rain. I have outwalked the furthest city light”.

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