1. (1) by the recurrence of the same sound, - Tautophony (Hill)
1. 1. Tautophony.
1. 3) The Adaptation of Rhyme to Poetry.- We find here also an explanation of the adaptation of rhymed verse to poetic ideas. Emotion is a subjective state, and is interrupted by any objective diversion of the attention. Pain and grief for example are forgotten when the mind is occupied with externals. But rhyme, by the economy of expectant attention, reduces the causes of diversion; for, substituting the regularity of periodic consonance for the irregularity of prose, it leaves the mind more completely absorbed in the contemplation of emotive images. (Hill)
1. (1) The recurrence of the same syllable often becomes offensive. Thus 'holily,' lowlily,' uniform formality,' are unpleasant to the ear. Dr. Johnson says: "Tediousness is the most 'fatal of all faults.'" Here the first two words his sharply, and the sentence ends with an unmelodious repetition of "al." Clearness of meaning sometimes renders such collocations difficult to avoid. (Hill)
|Kind Of||Repetition Similarity|
|Related Figures||onomatopoeia, tautologia|
|Last Editor||Samantha Price|