Musical Devices used in poetry

Musical devices used in poetry to create musical effect.There are many musical devices used in poetry some of them as follow:

Alliteration

The repetition of initial consonant sounds of words close togather in a phrase or line of poetry is called ‘Alliteration‘. Examples:

  • Dark drop
  • Tip top
  • Breeze blue
  • Cold coffee

Consonance

The repetition of final consonant sounds of words close togather in a phrase or line of poetry is called ‘Consonance‘. Examples:

  • Tip top
  • Cool school
  • Late straight gate
  • Boy joy
  • Twinkle little

Assonance

 

The repetition of similar vowel sounds in words close togather, in a phrase or line of poetry is called ‘Assonance‘. Examples:

  • Twinkle twinkle little
  • Pumps buckets
  • Fungus bucket plummeted
  • Drop moss
  • Hovered bottom
  • Rope so no
  • In brickyard rich
  • Spring is dignity
  • Rhyme myself




Rhyme

Rhyme is the repetition of sounds at the end of words, two words rhyme when there accented vowel and all succeeding sounds are identical. Normally the last word of one line and the last word of the second/ third/ fourth line were rhymed. example:

  • aabb
  • abba
  • abab
  • abca etc

Refrain

Refrain is regularly repeated line or phrase in a poem or song.  Examples:

“Come hither, come hither, come hither” in the poem “As you like it“.


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