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					The Sounds of
Sound Devices Used
 to Create Rhythm
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Rhythm- pattern of
 beats or stresses in
 written or spoken
 language (rhythm is
 based upon repetition)
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Rhyme- repetition of
 sounds found at the
 ends of words.
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 Types of Rhyme:
  End Rhyme- Rhyme found at the
  end of a line in a poem.
  Ex: Roses are red
      Violets are blue
      If I looked like Mr.O.
      I’d join the zoo
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 Internal Rhyme- rhyme that
  occurs WITHIN a line or 2 of
“And he wore a smile you could
     see a mile”
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 Off-rhyme (also known as
  “half-rhyme”)- words whose
  sounds are similar but not

Ex: worse/course
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 Exact rhyme- words whose
  sounds are exactly the same
  except for the first consonant
  There/stare true/blue
  Red/dead        skies/buys
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 Alliteration- the repetition of
  consonant sounds within a
  line/lines of poetry
  “their tiny chins to their tiny
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 Assonance- the repetition of
  vowel sounds within a
  line/lines of poetry.
“Or stands in space to take
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 Rhyme Scheme- pattern of rhyme in
  a poem.
 Used to “see” the pattern of rhyme.
 Lines are labeled by letters of the
 the first line of any poem is always
  “A.” ; every line that rhymes with this
  line is also “A”
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One day I climbed a tree      (A)
To find out what I could see. (A)
Way up in the air             (B)
The wind blew through my hair.(B)
While the birds in the sky    (C)
Flew oh so high.              (C)
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 Stanza- groups of lines in
  poetry, often acting like
  paragraphs in prose; when the
  stanza changes this often
  means an idea or a rhyming
  pattern may change.
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 Some Types of Stanzas:
    2 lines= couplet
    4 lines= quatrain
    8 lines= octet/octave
“To Paint a Water Lily”

  Follow along as I read aloud.
  Listen to the SOUNDS. DO
   not worry about the meaning
   of the poem. I’ll tell you what
   it is about.
“To Paint a Water Lily”

  Your job is to identify every
   example of rhyme, alliteration,
   assonance, etc. that you can.
  Remember, sounds are
   HEARD, not SEEN.
  How do I do this exercise?
“To Paint a Water Lily”

 Set up your paper like this:

 Line #     Device      Sound
    1         AS        long (e)
    2         AL           L
    1/2       OR          -ves
    2         AS        long (a)

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