Poetic sound techniques are an important element of poetry, and of song lyrics!


Poetic sound techniques are an important element of poetry, and of song lyrics! Online Workshop 5 asked you to examine U2’s “Bullet the Blue Sky” as a whole. For Online Workshop 6, let’s focus specifically on sounds and such poetic techniques as alliteration, assonance, and consonance with Imagine Dragon’s “Enemy”.
You’ll find the lyrics in the following PDF:
Imagine-Dragon-Enemy-2022.pdf
Download Imagine-Dragon-Enemy-2022.pdf
As you consider the song’s lyrics, focus on both internal and end-rhyme. In addition, consider whether the language of the song establishes any rhythm.
Here’s a helpful video featuring the song’s lyrics as the song is being performed:


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