Monique CroweProfessor BoudreauxENGL 70October 21st, 2012Midterm Questions1.What is a poem?
2.Explain what the speaker is in a poem? Why is speaker voice important?
3.Give some examples of sound patterns that help create effective poetry.The sound patterns used in poetry (alliteration, consonance, assonance, repetition, onomatopoeia, rhyme) all give their own personal touch that also help create a poem’s tone and mood.•Rhyme-Example: “Poetry makes the world go round, /and is there for me when I’m feeling down.”Rhyme, as shown above, makes a poem have a kind of flow to it that differs when there is no rhyme scheme. Growing up with lullabies like “Rockabye Baby” or “Humpty Dumpty” most people are drawn to rhyme schemes. They give a certain sense of structure that most find pleasing when done well. Poets toy with rhymes for their poetry, choosing which lines rhyme if they don’t make all of them and because of that this makes the sound device valuable when writing.•OnomatopoeiaExample: “He sat on the stoop, opening a soda/ welcoming the sound of the drinks fizzzzOnomatopoeia is effectively used in poetry as a way to describe the familiar sounds without using much description. The words that fall in the Onomatopoeia category are common ones that most people