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Subject - Rhyme & Rhythm
Each of these poems have an interesting use of rhyme or rhythm.
Poetry is a projection across silence of cadences arranged to break that silence with definite intentions of echoes, syllables, wave lengths. - Carl Sandburg
The Destruction of Sennacherib
by Lord Byron
The pairs of unstressed syllables throughout this poem give a rapid movement to the lines which imitates the poem's action.
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost
by George Herbert
randomly-patterned rhymes and wildly-varying line-lengths to suggest the disordered, confused life of one who rejects God, just as the regular rhythm and rhyme patterns of the last four lines to suggest a return to God
by Gerard Manley Hopkins
long rising and falling rhythms throughout the octave of this sonnet imitate the dipping and soaring motion of the falcon as it glides on the wind
by Gerard Manley Hopkins
repetition of consonant and vowel sounds throughout this poem (as he does in all his work) to create a rich musical texture
Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount
by Ben Jonson
By grouping a number of stressed syllable together (e. g., nine of the ten syllables of the first line are stressed), Jonson creates the slow rhythmical movement which this poem describes
All day I hear the noice of waters
by James Joyce
the repetition of the long vowel sound "o" in all the rhyming words of this poem as well as the repetition of the word "water", imitates the endlessly repetitive sound of ocean waves
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
a subtle exercise of sound and rhythm
Sunlight On the Garden
by Louise MacNeice
This poem is not on the Poets' Corner site, but since it is one of my favorites, I'm taking license to link to a site which has it.
by Edgar Allen Poe
an eerie tale of an anguished man haunted by the memory of his lost love
The Siege of Belgrade
by Alaric Watts
An Austrian army, awfully arrayed,
Boldly by battery besieged Belgrade.
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