The Importance Of Sound In Poetry

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The beat of a drum can be merely viewed as a wave through the air in which sound is delivered to the eardrum which vibrates in interpreting those sounds. However, with the acknowledgement of sound’s capability, it is logical to affirm that sound is not only heard but felt. It is the displacement of the particles in the air and like that of a musician, poets control their drum with the rhyme scheme of a poem that allows their message to be heard and simultaneously felt. Moreover, the rhyming at the end of each line in poetry serves as the beat of the compilation which bring emphasis to their core message. Seasoned poets like Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, and Robert Browning understood that utilizing this aspect of poetry allowed for their poems to have a pulse and materialize for their reader. Their respective poems, “The Aim Was Song”, “Africa”, and “Porphyria’s Lover”, portray revelations of the inner truths of human reactions through their environment in the use of rhyme scheme.
Though difficult for many to admit, Robert Frost’s poem “The Aim Was Song” relinquishes the truth that humans meddle into things even if there was no need to. Frost writes the poem in the masculine rhyme scheme of ABAB as he describes how wind is taught by man how it should be. Accordingly,the poem’s shift describes that “Man came to tell it what was wrong” (Arp 852-853) which literally admits that though wind has been blowing well before man came to be, humans have stepped in to teach wind how it
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