4-10 Sound Devices - Wayzata Public Schools

Welcome to Reading Class!
Objective: Students will be
able to define and apply
sound devices through notes
and classroom examples.
4-10 Sound Devices
Sound Device
Create musical effects through
Repeating a sound, word, phrase,
sentence or group of lines
Example: run, run, run
The repetition of consonant sounds at
the beginning of words
Example: big blue bears bellowed
The repetition of consonant sounds at
the ends of words
Example: tick tock
The repetition of vowel sounds in a
Example: black cat
Words that sound like what they mean
Example: bark, meow, honk
The repetition of sounds at the end of
Example: dog, bog, clog
End Rhymes
Rhyme that occurs at the end of a line
of poetry
I was mad
He was sad
Internal Rhyme
Rhyme that occurs within a line of poetry
Example: Falling leaves whirl and twirl
The branches of trees sway in the breeze
What a wonderful day
What is rhyme scheme?
Regular pattern of end rhymes
We mark them using letters
Dreams by Langston Hughes
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
1 I like hot days, hot days
2 Sweat is what you got days
3 Bugs buzzin from cousin to cousin
4 Juices dripping
5 Running and ripping
6 Catch the one you love days
7 Birds peeping
8 Old men sleeping
9 Lazy days, daisies lay
10 Beaming and dreaming
11 Of hot days, hot days,
12 Sweat is what you got days.
- Walter Dean Myers
The A.M.
By Mrs. Hickner- Johnson (aka sweetest poet in school)
Morning, Morning
A tough time of day
Everyone’s working, sulking, running, rushing
No one’s at play
My neighbor’s taking the last sack of trash
To his driveway
Vroom, Vroom
The school bus leaves
Everyone’s thinking, blinking, wishing, worrying
About their own needs
Alliteration is repetition of
consonant sounds at the
________of words.
Consonance is the repetition of
___________sounds at the end
of words.
An example of consonance
might be________. (Make one
An example of assonance might
Onomatopoeia has to do