Kelly sikkema 216022

Synchronized Sounds



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This week, dear poets, prove your poetic prowess with alliteration: the patterning of similar sounds, and a literary device commonly used in both poetry and spoken word. Notice, for example, how the following lines from Solomon O.B.’s “Standards of Beauty” repeats the sound of “p”:
 
Beauty, it can’t be Practiced
and Packages wraPPed in Plastic,
Pressure from society
makes aPPlying it
such a habit…
 
Joshua Bennet’s “Say It, Sing It” is another excellent example of spoken word alliteration—well worth the watch.
 
And in her poem, “Serenity”, Natalie J. Case organizes each line according to letters and sounds:
 
Mystic moonlight, moments meet...
Softly, somewhere songbirds sweet...
Simple, soothing, soulful sounds...
Mem'ries murmer, mossy mound...
Wander wistful, winding ways
Linger, loving, lilacs lay...
Lazy langour, listless leaves...
Weeping willow, wonder weaves...
Pausing, picture, pristine plain...
Ruling romance, restive reign...
Rising rapture, rustic ride...
Perfect pleasure, peace presides...
 
Now it’s your turn. Write your own alliteration inspired poems, dear poets. Write the World member Sarah Feng gets us started with her piece, "daphne said no".