18 Matching Annotations
  1. Last 7 days
    1. die and rise

      Internal rhyme of long "I" vowel

    2. We can die by it, if not live by love,          And if unfit for tombs and hearse Our legend be, it will be fit for verse;

      The short "I" vowel frequently appears in these lines creating an internal rhyme(assonance) between "it", "if", "fit", and "unfit."

  2. Feb 2021
  3. Nov 2020
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    1. I lay on the floor in the front parlour watching her door

      This part stands out due to it's almost verse-like rhyme and meter structure.

      I lay on the floor / in the front parlor / watching her door.

      It emphasizes the narrator's obsession with the girl and highlights the absurdity of the daily routine, as well as the playful nature of childhood romance.

  5. Oct 2020
    1. we tend to believe things more if they rhyme.

      Useful for not only framing, but likely works for memory and repetition as well.



  6. Jul 2020
    1. The majesty and burning of the child’s death. I shall not murder The mankind of her going with a grave truth Nor blaspheme down the stations of the breath With any further Elegy of innocence and youth.

      The words that rhyme in this verse seem to push the themes of this poem forward, (death-breath, murder-further, truth-youth

  7. Oct 2018
    1. Thus in the winter stands the lonely tree,

      second stanza is a sestet, rhyme scheme cdedce

    2. What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,

      italian sonnet, first stanza is an octet First stanza rhyme scheme abbaabba

    1. No


    2. say


    3. As virtuous men pass mildly away
        • / - / - / - /<br> As virtuous men pass mildly away,

      Iambic Tetrameter- This meter is consistent (as well as the Rhyme Scheme ABAB) throughout the poem in order to covey the message to Anne More that Donne's love for her is constant and never changing; this is used in order to comfort the upset More.

    4. go


    5. away


  8. Sep 2016
  9. Apr 2016
    1. slave

      Rhyme Scheme: line1) a slave line2) b pleasure L3) a crave L4) b leisure L5) c beck L6) d liberty L7) c cheque L8) d injury L9) e strong L10) f time L11) e belong L12) f crime L13) g hell L14) g well