Poetic Sound Devices

As part of a study of poetic devices, kids are asked to identify the assonance, consonance, and alliteration found in a series of lines of poetry, and then identify the rhyme scheme and the types of rhyme found in Poe's "Annabel Lee," Kanye West's "All Falls Down," and Dickinson's "Hope is a Thing with Feathers."

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Instructional Ideas

  • The worksheet may be used as an assessment of understanding, for extra practice, or as a group work exercise
Classroom Considerations

  • The exercise presumes learners are familiar with the meaning of these literary terms
Pros

  • Some class members may enjoy finding West's lyrics on the worksheet
Cons

  • No answer sheet is included