Sound Devices in Poetry - Avon Community School Corporation

English 10
10 Steps Mastery Test 5
No talking. No iPods.
 Turn into the tray when finished and pick
up the Chapter 6 notes handout to work
on until everyone finishes.
 Finish vocab. flashcards
 Poem share time?
Poetry Unit
End rhyme
 Rhymes at the ends of lines of poetry
○ From what I’ve tasted of desire
○ I hold with those who favor fire.
Internal rhyme
 Rhyming words within one line
○ Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and
Slant Rhyme
 Rhymes that are close, but not exact
 Hope is the thing with feathers /That perches in the soul, And sings the tune
without the words,/ And never stops at all.
Repeated sounds at the beginning of
 When I watch you
 Wrapped up like garbage
 Sitting, surrounded by the smell
 Of too old potato peels
Word or phrase that imitates or suggests
the sound it describes
 I heard a fly buzz—when I died--
Repeated vowel sounds in words
 No shutter’d room or school can commune
with me
Repeated consonants before and after
different vowel sounds
 She passed the salley gardens with little
snow-white feet.
“Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost
Some say the world will end in
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
“Fire and Ice” p. 656
What kind of rhyme is used in the poem?
2. Give examples of alliteration, assonance,
or consonance in the poem.
3. Why does the author use these devices?
What is the effect of his word choice?
4. Why does Frost believe that fire will be the
cause of end of the world?
5. Fire or ice? What do you think?
Vocabulary Practice