Prose versus Poetry, structure of


Prose versus Poetry, structure of – Prose is written language whose structure is that of ordinary speech. Prose is opposed to poetry, which is language structured by a scheme other than that of ordinary speech. Such schemes include: Rhyme – Assonance and consonance Rhythm – Accented and unaccented syllables; number of syllables Shape – Where [...]

Parallelism (Structure)


Parallelism (Structure) - There are many ways that we can rearrange the typical syntax of a sentence for some literary effect, whether hifalutin, funny, moving, memorable, or weird. “Syntax” simply means “the rules of how words fit together to make language,” word order. In English, subject (noun, doer, agent) usually precedes predicate (verb, action), followed sometimes [...]

Phonetics (Sound)

Phonetics (Sound) - There are many phonetic devices whereby sound generates affect (emotion) in the reader—perhaps via an EEK! of excitement (via onomatopoeia—the representation of non-word sounds as letters on the page)—or a moment of mild, moody, Monday-morning monotony at sea while looking longingly out upon the blank, endless, lulling, lurching, leading-nowhere, limitless water (alliteration—the use of [...]