Saturday, May 28, 2005

Melopoeia 1-1

Emily Lloyd has rightly exposed my zeal in "The Essence of Poetry". There is, to be sure, some "question" about the obvious "poetic" superiority of "fruit on the futon" over "apples on the sofa". And I think she nails it exactly. While the first is alliterative, the second is trochaic. So they are, at least, even.

Also, there is something about the way the a's and s's line up that intrigues me. Anyone know what that's called?


Wonderlane said...


Laura Carter said...

How about delayed alliteration?