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Consonance vs. Alliteration vs. Assonance

End rhymes vs. internal rhymes vs. slant rhymes vs. off rhymes


1.Endjambs; alliteration; assonance; consonance; internal rhyme, slant or off rhyme, internal rhymes; Pinksy's anti-sonnet and rhyme scheme; Plath's riddle-esque "The Secret" and it's sound play

More advice on commenting.--The rules of commenting (author shut up and take notes; readers don't make personal, insulting comments; Avoiding hurtful, general, or morality/ethics comments ("this reads like the Sears Catalogue," or "this sucks" or "this is great," or "this piece is bad because it's misogynistic" or "this is bad because it uses bad language").
2. More vocabulary (concrete art in other genres - John Cage; sestina--see E. Bishop; neo-formalism; blank verse and free verse; synesthesia; also an interesting article on synesthesia and the arts)
2. More vocabulary --cliches vs. fresh language; density)--and other poetry vocab du jour.
13. The Internal Logic of a piece...reading with different/appropriate lenses8. Annotations on Lady Lazarus Poetic Anti-form
Readings Due Before Class:
--Handout: Poetry vocabulary.
--Metro pp.178-181 (Bly's Leaps), 218-237 (experimental forms), 273-275 (density)
--Bishop p. 303 (a found ghazal)
--Gertrude Stein's concrete/conceptual Tender Buttons (read the start of the Food section, especially focusing on "Butter" and "Roastbeef") on line: http://www.bartleby.com/140/
--Visit Ubuweb and surf through the concrete/conceptual strangeness at http://www.ubu.com/; Listen to Gertrude Stein's A Complete Portrait of Picasso
--Amiri Baraka (beat poet): Somebody Blew Up America

Assignments Due Before Class:
1. Reading Reaction #2: do a 300 word, double-spaced reaction to ONE or TWO of the readings we've done so far (What is this piece about? is ok to start with, but less interesting than:  Why do you like it or hate it?  What does this scene/line/word do to surprise you in subject matter and in technique?  What seems obsessive or surprising about this piece?  How does this piece compare or contract stylistically to one of the other pieces we've read?). Be ready to upload this to Canvas during class, so bring a digital copy.

William H. Gass said about revision that one should always find “the better word, the better word, the better word”