Thursday, February 24, 2011

2-24-11 Assonance

1. Daily Journal: Describe a time in your life when you were really scared of something

2. Lyrics

3. Word Clouds due

4. Assonance writing assignment: Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds and is used to set the mood or add to the meaning of the writing. It is hard to spot sometimes as it is very subtle.

“The Wreck of the Deutschland” by Gerald Manley Hopkins:

And frightful a nightfall folded rueful a day
Nor rescue, only rocket and lightship, shone,
And lives at last were washing away:
To the shrouds they took,—they shook in the hurling and horrible airs.
Is out with it! Oh,
We lash with the best or worst
Word last! How a lush-kept plush-capped sloe
Will, mouthed to flesh-burst,
Gush!flush the man, the being with it, sour or sweet,
Brim, in a flash, full!—Hither then, last or first

Your assignment is to write 12 lines of poetry that contain assonance. You can structure your poem however you'd like.

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