Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Does your poem pass the sound check?

Of all the things I find difficult about writing poetry, choosing words that flow over the tongue and sound musical may be my biggest challenge. It seems I naturally gravitate towards alliteration, ending up with all kinds of harsh and tongue-twisty bits. That's one of the reasons I chose to write about the sound of poetry in my latest Poet's Classroom column.

In researching the article, I found out lots of good stuff about the texture of words, onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme, repetition and more. Check out "The Sound of a Poem" here.

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