Rhyme -The Carrion Crow by John Heath Stubbs.
‘A carrion crow sat on an oak and watched where the line of battle broke
A carrion crow crow sat on an ash- he hears the spears and shields clash.’
Rhythm- The Boneyard Rap by Wes Magee
‘This the rhythm of the boneyard rap, knuckle bones click and hand bones clap’
Repetition- O Captain! My Captain!, by Walt Whitman
‘O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;’
Aliteration- The Latest School-G.K.Chesterton
‘See the flying French depart, Like the bees of Bonaparte’
Assonance- Who has seen the wind? –Christina Rossetti
‘Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you,
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.’
Consonance- T was later when the summer went- Emily Dickson
‘T was later when the summer went
Than when the cricket came,
And yet we knew that gentle clock
Meant nought but going home.’
Onomatopia- The Bells- Edgar Allan Poe
‘Hear the sledges with the bells –
What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
While the stars that oversprinkle
All the heavens seem to twinkle…’
Personification- Loveliest of Trees the Cherry Now- A.H. Houseman
“Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.”
Simile- My Mistress ‘Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun- William Shakespeare
‘My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips’ red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.’
Metaphor- Sonnet 18- William Shakespeare
‘Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day,’
Imagery: Preludes –T.S Eliot
‘The winter evening settles down
With smells of steaks in passageways.
The burnt-out ends of smoky days.
And now a gusty shower wraps
The grimy scraps
Of withered leaves about your feet
And newspapers from vacant lots;
The showers beat
On broken blinds and chimney-pots,
And at the corner of the street
A lonely cab-horse steams and stamps. And then the lighting of the lamps.’
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