Agenda for Monday_ August 17_ 2009 ENGL 12 by dffhrtcv3

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									                  Alliteration
 Alliteration is the repetition of initial sounds in
  neighboring words; often it is the repetition of
  consonant sounds at the beginning of words in close
  proximity.



 Example:
   In clichés: sweet smell of success, a dime a dozen, bigger
    and better, jump for joy
   In Wordsworth: And sings a solitary song That whistles
    in the wind.
 The ancient poets often used alliteration instead of rhyme;
  in Beowulf there are three alliterations in every line. For
  example:
   Now Beowulf bode in the burg of the Scyldings, /
     Leader beloved, and long he ruled / In fame with all folk
     since his father had gone . . .


 Modern poets also avail themselves of alliteration,
  especially as a substitute for rhyme.
   Robert Frost's "The Death of the Hired Man" begins:
     Mary sat musing on the lamp-flame at the table
      Waiting for Warren. When she heard his step. . . .
Like rhyme, alliteration is a great help to
  memory. It is a powerful device that prose has
  borrowed. It is the alliteration which makes us
  remember such phrases as: "sink or swim," "do
  or die," "fuss and feathers," "the more the
  merrier," "watchful waiting," "poor but proud,"
  "hale and hearty," "green as grass," "live and
  learn," "money makes the mare go."
                          Practice:
  The failure of success and the success of failures

Someone banged at my door,            The spirit within a soul
stood a person called success.        when sprouts,
I welcomed him.                       soaks success of the successfuls,
But, he was ephemeral.                signals another star,
                                      slaughtering its struggle.
Success turned to failure.
                                      Some lanterns in life
A failure fails to feel               lead to lustrous living
the feelings of fame                  and some,
but not always will the               leave your life lethal.
failure feast on fall through.
                                      Life is like a novel,
Success is not the succession         each page, a different story,
of success.                           walking through it,
                                      mysteries reveal
Sour, a success can be when           the trustful truth.
subordinates subdue your
strength,
sends for a stroll into short-
comings,                                    Divya G. Prasad, India
sips every spice of your song.

								
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