SOUND IN LITERATURE
A. MUSICAL GADGETS THROUGH THE SOUND OF LANGUAGE
• All art consists of offering structure to two elements: repeating and variation; the mixture makes all of us enjoy fine art greatly and lastingly. Whenever we get excessive sameness, in this way monotony and tedium(feeling bored); if we acquire too much variety, the result is bewilderment and confusion. • In good poems, repetition is going to serve a lot of purposes: it will please the ears, emphasize the words when the repetition occurs and give framework to the poetry. • Consider the following cases:
The turtle lives ‘twixt plated decks
Which almost conceal the sex.
I do believe it smart of the turtle
In such a fix to be so fertile.
(Ogden Nash, 1902)
| | | |Because he lives between two decks, |The turtle lives ‘twixt plated decks | |It's hard to tell a turtle's gender. |Which almost conceal its sex. | |The turtle is a ingenious beast |I think this clever with the turtle | |In this kind of a plight to be thus fertile. |In such a plight to become so suitable for farming
• The popularity and initial impresiveness of repetitions is confirmed in the vocabulary as poignees, like untamed and wooly, sink or swim, perform or expire, harum-scarum and hocus-pocus. • A syllable consist of a vowel which may be preceded or followed by consonant sounds. Some of these sounds may be repeated. a. The duplication of preliminary consonants is definitely alliteration, including in " safe and sound”, " fish or perhaps fowl”, " rime or perhaps reason” n. The replication of vowel sounds is usually assonance, like in " crazy as a hatter”, " totally free and easy”, " time out of mind” c. The repetition of ultimate consonants is usually consonance, similar to " last but not least', " probabilities and ends”, a stroke of luck” • The combination of assonance and echo is rime. We have a number of kinds: assertive, feminine; internal, end;
W. RHYTHM AND METER
• Tempo is any kind of wavelike recurrence of motion and audio. In talk it is the surge and land of terminology. It involves some kind of counterchange between accented and unaccented syllables. • Meter is the kind of beat we can tap our foot to. In language that is certainly metrical the accents happen to be arranged regarding occur at apparently similar intervals of your time, and it is this kind of interval we mark off while using tap of your foot. Metrical language is known as VERSE. • In every phrase of more than a single syllable, 1 syllable is usually accented or stressed. Ex girlfriend or boyfriend: today, down the road, yesterday, daily, intervene.
• Foot (the basic metrical unit) is made up normally of 1 accented syllable plus one or more unaccented syllables.
THE BASIC KINDS OF FEET
|Example |Name of Foot |Name of Meter | |today |Iamb |Iambic | |daily |Trochee |Trochaic | |intervene |Anapest |Anapestic | |yesterday |Dactyl |Dactylic | |day-break |Spondee |(Spondaic) | |day |Monosyllabic ft . |...