sun-and-earth

You, the Sun, and I, the curious world
Spinning round and round, happy light and dark
Passing through mercurial seasons, whirl
Round and round, till the night and new day’s mark.
I do envy your stature, constant, still
While I race about through each season’s coups:
Nature’s breath: morning, day; By night, its will
But all things must die to begin anew.
So let my love die each night in sleeping.
Let love wait asleep in a budding space.
Wait the World to turn by its own keeping.
Brings love anew, innocent as daybreak.
Such celestial globes fill the galaxy,
But this world’s heart beats fast, brings life to thee.

 


Rhyme Scheme: iambic pentameter(rather 10 beats per line) End Rhyme (ababcdcdefefgg) as follows, Elizabethan or Shakespearean sonnet:

You, the Sun, and I, the curious world (a)
Spinning round and round, happy light and dark (b) Ex. of Perfect Rhyme
Passing through mercurial seasons, whirl (a) Ex. of Half Rhyme, Consonance (W)/ Assonance (UR)
Round and round, till the night and new day’s mark. (b)
I do envy your stature, constant, still (c)
While I race about through each season’s coups: (d)
Nature’s breath: morning, day; By night, its will (c)
But all things must die to begin anew. (d)
So let my love die each night in sleeping. (e) Ex. of internal consonance/assonance(l), ((i)
Let love wait asleep in a budding space. (f)
Wait the World to turn by its own keeping. (e)
Brings love anew, innocent as daybreak. (f) Ex. of Assonance ( long A)
Such celestial globes fill the galaxy, (g) End in an heroic Couplet
But this world’s heart beats fast, brings life to thee. (g)

Definition of “Half Rhyme”

Half rhyme is one of the major poetic devices. It is also called an “imperfect rhyme,” “slant rhyme,” “near rhyme,” or “oblique rhyme.” It can be defined as a rhyme in which the stressed syllables of ending consonants match, however the preceding vowel sounds do not match.

Assonance Definition

Assonance takes place when two or more words, close to one another repeat the same vowel sound, but start with different consonant sounds.

Definition of Consonance

Consonance refers to repetitive sounds produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase. This repetition often takes place in quick succession, such as in “pitter, patter.”

 

 

 

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