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Department
English
Course
ENGLISH 1A03
Professor
Jeffery Donaldson
Semester
Winter

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Day 4 January 21/2012 English 1A03 Devices of Versification - It’s all about relationships Definition of “make” - To create - To be on time - To achieve - To decipher - To kiss o Why doesn’t make just mean one thing? Language texts are a weaving together of words. Contexts: when units or parts of a whole get woven together Poets naturally exaggerate this element of connectedness in language so that significant relationships between words can be reveals and/or emphasized, in the service, again, of a charming or a riddling reading experience. There are all sorts of things that a poet can do to draw our attention to the relationships between words. We’re calling them “devices of versification” and here are a few: - Any repeated combinations of letters o Alliteration o Assonance o Consonance - Any repeated syntactical pattern - Any repeated metrical pattern - Rhyme - Refrain - Deviations from an expectation The Play of
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