March 3, 2015

Homework Help: Poetry, part 2

Posted by bio on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 10:46am.

Hopkin's use of "seared", "bleared", and "smearded" is an example of

You are probably looking for a grammatical term....to which my mind is blank.
But in poetry, rhythm usually sets the poem style, the use of seared, bleared, and smeared is the poetic version of counterpoint. Dr Suess used counterpoint also.

For all the poem:

Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Since I can not see the original post, you may be referring to "spring rhythm" which is an example of internal rhyme and syncopation.

oops!~ typo as I meant to say "sprung rhythm!"

Those words rhyme, but they might also add humor, depending on the author's purpose. Those are called "eye rhymes".


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