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Among the elements of poetry are the sound devices alliteration, repetition, and onomatopoeia. In a paragraph, define and provide an example of each. Then, explain how poets use these sound devices to enhance mood and meaning in their poems.

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  2. Alliteration is a term to describe a literary device in which a series of words begin with the same consonant sound, A example is "She sells seashells by the sea-shore." Repetition is often used in poetry or song, and it is used to create rhythm and bring attention to an idea. Repetition is also often used in speech, as a rhetorical device to bring attention to an idea. Examples of Repetition: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. "Oh, woeful, oh woeful, woeful, woeful day. Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates the source of a sound that the word describes. For example, a clock makes a tick tock noise. Tick and tock are examples of onomatopoeia. Poets use these sound devices to enhance the mood by making there poem around one of these most of the time, for example. If you use alliteration you are usually making a tongue twister for your reader. Or if you are using repetition it is to draw attention to one idea or word and make the reader focus on it. Or onomatopoeia where you are describing the sound something makes or what its doing.

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