Most sound effects have no meaning and just serve to give a poetry form and structure. Clusters of various sound patterns reinforce one another (lots of assonance, alliteration, and half-rhymes within a line or two, for example). The more unusual the sound, the better: birdsong, ocean waves, firecrackers.
Some poets use sound effects to great effect. William Blake is often credited with introducing music into English poetry when he used instruments like the violin and the flute to great affect in his poems. Robert Browning also used instruments extensively in his work.
Poets have used actual sounds as well as visual images to create mood. For example, John Keats used words that rhymed with "gale" to create an atmosphere of wind and rain on a summer's day. He may have been inspired by the gales that blew across Italy where he lived during most of his life. Or perhaps it was just a coincidence! Emily Dickinson used three dashes instead of spaces between words to create a sense of loneliness and isolation. She may have done this because she didn't want her poems to be censored by publishers at the time.
Finally, some sound effects are integral to how many poems are structured. A poem that contains no sound effects is called "mono-meter".
How does the poet's use of sound affect the poem's mood? To generate a happy tone, the poet employs a predictable rhyme structure. The poet use free poetry to convey a solemn tone. The poet used repetition to convey the idea that nature is unchanging. Using this technique, the poet could not change the mood of the reader.
Sound has many forms including pitch, loudness, and duration. Pitched sounds such as notes played on a musical instrument or words spoken by someone into a microphone can be divided into high-frequency sounds and low-frequency sounds. High-pitched voices and children's songs make us feel happy while low-pitched voices and cries from animals make us feel sad. Loud noises attract attention while soft noises do not. Short sounds (such as clicks) are different from long sounds (such as whispers). This difference in length makes them distinct phonemes - the smallest unit of speech that can be recognized when saying a word out loud. For example, the word "ball" contains three phonemes: b, l, and a. When you say the word "ball," you are actually saying "bahl," since it is impossible to separate these phonemes out from one another.
Sound affects our emotions because our brains are hardwired to respond to certain patterns found in music.
Images and metaphors contained inside a poem in a rhythmic pattern have a similar impact to music: the poetry style allows for the expression of feelings that would otherwise be difficult to articulate orally or would have seemed too threatening to do so directly. By using this method, poets can express themselves freely without being judged.
Poetry has been used as an effective form of expression for many reasons. First, it is easier to understand when read aloud rather than written down word by word. This means that poems can be used to communicate ideas and emotions that might not be apparent from just reading the words on a page. A poet could use this technique to express themselves clearly despite having trouble putting their thoughts into words otherwise.
Secondly, images and metaphors can help us understand abstract concepts easily. For example, when talking about love, a poet might choose to compare it to other things that we all know well such as flowers or songs. These comparisons allow us to relate more easily to what they are saying even if we have never felt love before. Such concepts would be difficult to explain in detail with just words alone!
At its most basic, poetry is simply words arranged in a sequence according to sound. But words are very powerful tools - they can be positive or negative, happy or sad - depending on how they are used.
The most common type of repetition associated with poetry is the repeating of sounds, particularly in rhyme. Aside from rhyme, other sound patterns in poetry that provide meaning include alliteration, assonance, and onomatopoeia. Such sound effects usually have a purpose in a poetry. For example, they may be used to emphasize certain words, draw attention to particular ideas in the poem, or even as a direct response to the reader or listener.
Repeating sounds are useful tools for poets to express various ideas in their poems. For example, the sound "la la" can be repeated many times to represent a song that someone is singing loudly. Or, two sounds that start off similar (such as "ba" and "pa") can be repeated together many times to show that something is bouncing back and forth between two people. Many children's poems contain onomatopoeia, which is the use of words to describe sounds. For example, "tap-tap-tapping" on a table might be used to indicate that someone is playing some game with dice. Many adult poems also contain onomatopoeia, such as this one from Walt Whitman: "Thunder rolls. I hear a roaring like the sea."
Sound effects in poems can be represented in different ways. Sometimes, the actual sound is repeated, while at other times, an equivalent sound is used instead.
Some poets utilize sound instruments to elicit an emotional reaction from the listener. Sound devices are particular tools that the poet might employ in the poem to generate certain effects that express and reinforce meaning through sound. Repetition, rhyme, alliteration, and assonance are the four most prevalent sound techniques. A poet may choose to use more than one technique in a single work of poetry.
Poets also rely on metaphor and imagery to create powerful effects. Metaphor is when one thing is used as a substitute for another with which it is associated. In "The Raven", Edgar Allan Poe used this technique when he described the bird as "a vague, unearthly something, / That flutters about the head of him it frightens". This substitution of one thing for another creates a sense of mystery around the bird because we cannot really understand what it is like or how it affects its prey.
Poe also uses imagery to create strong effects. Imagery is when a person experiences or sees something vividly in their mind's eye. Poets often use images to convey emotions or ideas. Some examples include seeing someone crying or feeling sad when reading about other people doing so. Images help us understand complex concepts that would not be possible with just words alone.
Finally, poets use language to produce powerful effects. Language is made up of different elements such as vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure that combine together to form poems.