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What is a example of a literary lyric?
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Literary lyrics are typically found in lyrical poetry. A lyrical poet is a poem which describes the speaker's emotions. Normally, the poem speaks of a very personal experience. The lyrical (or song) aspect of the text comes from the use of alliteration and assonance.
Alliteration is the repetition of a consonant sound within a line of poetry. Assonance, on the other hand, is the repetition of a vowel sound within a line of poetry. These poems normally contain very vivid imagery and elements of loss.
An example of a lyrical poem is Emily Dickinson's "I heard a fly buzz." The poem contains the story of the speaker's death, alliteration ("blue" and "buzz"), and the assonance of "in" and "air." When read, the poem's musical quality is apparent.
Posted by literaturenerd on July 16, 2013 at 4:11 PM (Answer #1)
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