Essays Tagged: "Alliteration"

Hero's Epic, Beowulf

on epic demonstrates it's power with beautiful language, usage of kennings, metaphors, similes, and alliteration. Also, it gives wondrous supernatural beings as in God, and even of powerful creatures ... at is used. Although, having read only and excerpt, the writing is as glorious as the story itself. Alliteration usage and can easily recognized in line 33, 'He found them sprawled in sleep, suspectin ...

(2 pages) 70 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

How to become a successful poet

So you want to be a poetAlliteration. Rhyme. Haiku. Limerick.Do you know what any of these terms mean? If not, then you, my ...

(3 pages) 188 3 3.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Study notes on the Anti-War, Post-1900 poem by Wilfred Owen; "Disabled"

normal life, because he has lost his legs and arms. A feature of this poem is Wilfred Owen's use of alliteration."Ghastly suit of grey.""Voices of play and pleasure."This alliteration gives the poem i ...

(1 pages) 56 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Study notes on the Anti-War, Post-1900 poem; "Spring Offensive"

ever, as they rest, they are still aware that they soon will have to fight again. Wilfred Owen uses alliteration to show how the men dread the next attack."Sharp on their souls hung the imminent ridge ... who rushed in the body to enter hell, and there out-fending all its fiends and flames."Here he uses alliteration. The men are so distraught that they cannot talk about the battle or their dead comrade ...

(1 pages) 37 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Henry Purcell" by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

ber of instances.There are a great number of poetic devices that Hopkins uses throughout this poem. Alliteration is perhaps the most widely used of these, and if the poem were to be rewritten in prose ... es two of these elements. 'Have fair fallen, O fair, fair have fallen' includes much repetition and alliteration, which we see permeating the poem throughout. Alliteration of the fricative 'f' in this ...

(5 pages) 41 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

"Sir Gawain and the green knight"

written in the alliterative form, which tends to connect the two halves of each poetic line through alliteration, or repetition of consonants. The poem also uses rhyme to structure its stanzas, and ea ...

(3 pages) 114 0 3.4 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Earle Birney's poem "David"

es which have the first and the fourth lines rhyming, it reminds the reader that it is also a poem. Alliteration is also included in his poem. It helps the reader flow from one word to another; "serac ...

(3 pages) 12290 1 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The Style of James K Baxter with reference to at least two of his poems.

f his writing is very simplistic. He heavily relies on similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, paradoxes, alliteration and allusions.In the Wild Bees, he talks about a situation when he and his friend go ou ... e bees to just work, work, work interests Baxter. The simple devices such as similes, metaphors and alliteration put him on the same level as the reader so that it becomes easy for him to understand h ...

(4 pages) 30 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

John Keats - Selected Poems - Revision Notes

. and plump...". Personification - "Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind". "Winnowing wind" = Alliteration, assonance, some degree of onomatopeia. "Full grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bown" = ... hing but pain and ugliness were left" = very explicit contrast to the dazzling initial description. Alliteration = "His silent sandals swept to the mossy green" & onomatopeia of sweeping & shi ...

(6 pages) 131 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The Shaping Styles of Beowulf What literary devices are contained in Beowulf? This essay relates many of the literary devices in Beowulf as well as giving an insight into character analysis.

uling, Beowulf relates the story of swimming with Brecca and how he triumphs over the sea. By using alliteration the author emphasizes Unferth's bitter distaste of Beowulf again in lines 246-248, "Wit ... repetition of the letter "s" contributes; it is as a serpent lashing out with its tongue. Although alliteration helps prove the hatred between Unferth and Beowulf, still other devices are needed to a ...

(2 pages) 92 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Comparing the poem "mirror" with "At grass"

ng in a field. They do not have to race as they once had to. They "stand at ease" The sibilance and alliteration in "summer by summer all stole away, the starting-gates, the crowds and cries" draws at ...

(2 pages) 25 0 2.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Prayer before birth analysis

asn't entered the human world yet, he is already concerned about all the evils that could affect himAlliteration such as grass to grow for me and trees to talk to me and personification like water to ...

(2 pages) 14985 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"The Pasture" by Robert Frost

ke the leaves away (and wait to watch the water clear, I may)" which slows the reader down by using alliteration. The phrase "(and wait to watch the water clear, I may)" may seem unimportant because i ...

(1 pages) 24 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Compare and Contrast two poems: Welsh Landscape and East Moors

battles. There's no control over the sky, Thomas uses the word "wild" to describe it. Next he uses alliteration, sibilance "strife", "strung", "sped" its related with the past, as its in past tense. ... in adulthood - he finds it important to his heritage.In "East Moors", the third stanza begins with alliteration "Roath", "Rumney" they are two areas of Cardiff, its showing typical sense of valley li ...

(5 pages) 18 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be Analysis

the harvest, e.g., "glean'd," "garners," "full ripen'd grain." Subtly reinforcing this idea is the alliteration of the key words "glean'd," garners," and "grain," as well as the repetition of r sound ...

(2 pages) 3587 0 2.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Poetry Analysis (these are notes and examples of literary devices)

Alliteration: the repition of initial identical consonant sounds in successive or closely associated ...

(1 pages) 44 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Compare and Contrast Robert Frost's "The Silken Tent" and Lady Gregory's "Broken Vows"

he Silken Tent" shows the love between a girl and her family by the use of rhymes, connotations and alliteration. On the other hand, Lady Gregory's "Broken Vows" shows the love between a girl and a ma ... t the overall structure of her poem. But the poet makes up for the lack of rhymes, connotations and alliterations by the brilliant use of personification like, "the dog was speaking of you"(line 2), a ...

(4 pages) 66 0 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ozymandias (Poem Review)

gy, to let the reader imagine a vivid picture of the story narrated. The story starts right away as alliteration of the "s" word is used to present a calm, soothing, still mood, "I met a traveler from ...

(1 pages) 64 1 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

My last duchess (analysis)

elf from the duke.The poem is written entirely with rhyming couplets and he has also made use of alliteration "The dropping of the daylight in the west" and "she rode with round the terrace".The ...

(3 pages) 141 2 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Authors such as Coleridge, Wordsworth, Byron, Austin, Shelley, etc. Good luck and I hope my notes help!

e is worried that this will be the last poem he writes, he feels he has lost his poetic inspiration.Alliteration of sounds as if wind is blowing.This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison by Coleridge (545-57)Sim ...

(18 pages) 225 0 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry