Poetry_Palooza_Week_Four - Timothy Sin Period 4 Poetry Palooza Week Four Chapter 11 Notes \u25cf Poetry makes good use of the \u201cmusic\u201d of language \u25cf

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Timothy Sin 10/16/16 Period 4 Poetry Palooza Week Four Chapter 11 Notes: Poetry makes good use of the “music” of language Words chosen for sound and even meaning Sound used a a way of reinforcing the meaning Verbal music is an important resource that allows poets to go beyond just simply communication information Ways to achieve musical quality: By the choice and arrangement of sounds By the arrangement of accents Repetition is essential in all music Repetition and variation are two key elements in all art Familiarity and variety combined Too much variety means confusion and difficulty Too much similarity means boring and monotone Purposes repetition can serve: Please the ear Emphasize the words in which the repetition occurs Give structure to the poem Alliteration - when initial consonant sounds are repeated such as “sally swam” Assonance - when vowel sounds are repeated such as “slapdash”

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