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Definition: Repetition is using a word or phrase more than once--dwelling on a point.
Why Use Repetition? Repetition can add emphasis or strongly make a point.
An excerpt from "The Bells"
By Edgar Allen Poe
Hear the sledges with the bells -
Silver bells!
What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
While the stars that oversprinkle
All the heavens, seem to twinkle
With a crystalline delight;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells
From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.

Task: Find a poem that utilizes repetition and write a short interpretation of the poem. What is the author trying to say, and how does the repetition help them make their point?
Tanya McCarty,
Oct 1, 2011, 3:41 PM
Tanya McCarty,
Sep 30, 2011, 10:01 AM