In poetry, an apostrophe is a figure of speech in which the poet addresses an absent person, an abstract idea, or a thing apostrophes are found throughout poetry, but they're less common since the early 20th century poets may apostrophize a beloved, the muse, god, love, time, or any other. The repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginning of words in a sentence or a line of poetry antithesis: strong heightened dramatic effects or. Welcome to the website dedicated to literary devices (literary terms) here you will find a list literary devices with definitions and examples an antithesis. Poetry's language the opposite of euphony, when the sounds of words in a l ine create a discordant or jarring effect when heard. What is the effect of antithesis characters such as betsy trotwood and mr dick were the antithesis of mr murdstone or mr creakle they showed david kindness and.
Euphony and cacophony, sound patterns used in verse to achieve opposite effects: euphony is pleasing and harmonious cacophony is harsh and discordant euphony is achieved through the use of vowel sounds in words of generally serene imagery. Antithesis marvell also uses a figurative structure we have not seen so clearly in other metaphysical poems: the antithesis again, this developed to be a favourite device with later poets, being part of their epigrammatic turn of mind. Antithesis emphasises the contrast between two ideas the structure of the phrases / clauses is usually similar in order to draw the reader's / listener's attention directly to the contrast examples.
Sounds in poetry: sibilant, plosive, liquids, fricatives, nasals what is the effect of the sibilant /s/ sound antithesis (3) apostrophes (5) aqa (46. Poets use assonance as a device to enhance poetry and add a musical effect by introducing similar vowels followed by different end consonants assonance is similar to rhyme however, rhyme differs from assonance in the fact that in rhyme, both the vowels and the consonants resemble each other an. Antithesis means opposite and is used as a literary device to put two contrasting ideas together this emphasizes the difference between the two ideas and adds interest to writing this emphasizes the difference between the two ideas and adds interest to writing. Students examine william blake's poem a poison write examples of allusion and antithesis in poetry art media selected and the effect of that.
The use of repetition in poetry has been a major rhetorical strategy for ages amplification, and emotional effect as a a basic unifying device in all of poetry. Allusion reminds the reader of a previous occurrence or event and thus evokes a certain mood or feeling as the reader associates the current work to a. A deliberate understatement for effect the opposite of hyperbole for example, a good idea may be described as not half bad, or a difficult task considered no small feat litotes is found frequently in old english poetry that was a good king, declares the narrator of the beowulf epic after summarizing the danish king's great virtues.
A summary of ozymandias in percy bysshe shelley's shelley's poetry learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of shelley's poetry and what it means. The effect of an alliteration is to add artistic style to a poem or other literary form an alliteration creates a musical quality when reading or reciting text and makes poetry and prose more appealing and entertaining an alliteration is the repetition of the same consonant sound that typically. Rhetorical questions by hugo williams how do you think i feel when you make me talk to you and wont let me stop till the words turn into a moan do you think i mind when you put your hand.
In poetry, the effect of antithesis is often one of tragic irony or reversal saddled and bridled and booted rade he a plume in his helmet, a sword at his knee. What is the effect of metaphors in poetry cliché and hackneyed phrases do the opposite avoid them like the plague what is the effect of metaphors in speeches. Stylistic features of latin verse and prose this is a brief glossary of stylistic features often found in latin especially in rhetoric and poetry alliteration [ edit . In poetry, an antithesis is two terms, phrases or ideas that contrast or have opposite meanings love, for example, is the antithesis of hate young is the antithesis of old poets use antithesis to create figurative language that adorns, embellishes and adds imagery to their works, or to juxtapose.