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The repetition of/a1/phonemes that was enacted in 'Ariel' as the scene of thetic rupture is replaced in Plath's last poems with echoic assonantal rhythms of a different kind.
27c) round out the catalog of catastrophe with a veritable one-two assonantal punch.
By the end of the poem the "resins of remembering" have given way to the "resonances / of an oncoming winter," the shift from memory of childhood to anticipation of death nicely attended by the assonantal glide and the modulation from olfactory to auditory.
This is clear in the second stanza, where Cabral deliberately disrupts a metric pattern of seven-syllable lines by incorporating an eight-syllable line, less favoured in Portuguese tradition, in line 17, 'o pouco-verso de oito sylabas | (em linha vizinha a' prosa)', and opts for the 'imperfect' assonantal rhyme, que apaga o verso e nao soa' (pp.
the spirit flown forever" (Mabbott, I, 336-337), and the octameters of "The Raven," in both cases stressing a division midway through assonantal and alliterative clusters, setting or balancing or unifying phrases, and conceptually incorporating a midpoint caesura, in the classic sense.
We are told Shakespeare delighted in alliterative, assonantal, and anagrammatic semantic strings.
old tricks, new tricks, puns, portmanteau-words, paradox, allusion, paromasia, paragram, catachresis, slang, assonantal rhymes, vowel rhymes, sprung rhythm.