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The necessity for irony assignment1.Noting use of sound and meter to reinforce sense and meaningMeter references the pattern between stressed and unstressed syllables within a poem, creatingsound patterns. These patterns often convey the meaning the author is attempting to get across tothe reader through the tone they set.In the opening stanza, Boland mostly uses words that do not spark emotion within the reader, aswell as a large amount of unstressed syllables and one syllable words within the stanzas,displaying the descriptive tone of the events by use of anapestic meter. “On Sundays” “absorbedby” (bold are stressed).In the second and third stanza the use of sound devices displays a somber and regretful tone. Themeter however seems to be irregular. Examples of these sound devices are the alliteration used instanza three with the words “gone.Grown” and the sound of the repetition in the beginning of

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Term
Fall
Professor
ElissaAsp
Tags
Boland, use of sound

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