LEARNING ASSONANCE (VOWEL SOUNDS) AND CONSONANCE (CONSONANT SOUND DIFFERENT FROM ALLITERATION–AT THE END OR IN THE MIDDLE OF A WORD):
Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour:
England hath need of thee: she is a fen
Of stagnant waters: altar, sword, and pen,
Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower,
Have forfeited their ancient English dower
Of inward happiness. We are selfish men;
Oh! raise us up, return to us again;
And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power.
Thy soul was like a Star, and dwelt apart:
Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea:
Pure as the naked heavens, majestic, free,
So didst thou travel on life’s common way,
In cheerful godliness; and yet thy heart
The lowliest duties on herself did lay.
Figure of speech: Metonymy—the substitution of one object for another when the two are related.
“Altar” represents _________________
“Sword” stands for _________________
“Pen” represents ___________________