Alliteration, Consonance, and Assonance in Poetry

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Three poems, “Under the Mangoes” by Jacqueline Bishop, Eleanor Wilner’s “What It Hinges On,” and Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” provide the text for an examination of alliteration, consonance, and assonance. After reading the definition of these terms, class members search for examples in the provided poems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Can be used over several days to introduce class members to the terms, or in one period as a review
Cons

  • Requires free online registration at WishPlay to download a PDF copy of the poems
  • Rather than teacher-led discussion, consider redesigning the exercises as group activities
Common Core