The details, the texture and even the sibilance
is beautiful and rich.
has so far saved her best efforts for all-weather surfaces and she can make the most of a return to the Polytrack in the Bet toteexacta At betfred.
As it plumbs the narrow well of itself, the poem amasses sonic riches--the /in/s of plummeting-rings-sinking, the slippery sibilance
of bottomlessness's double suffix, the reverb of there-where and silver-ever--and accrues other interest.
In the richness of these lines' carefully distributed and chiming vowels, the gentle sibilance
, and the sinuous rhythm, the extravagance of the language matches the gratuitous waste of the gesture.
It moves from the fittingly cumbrous, polysyllabic sibilance
of "odouriferous stench
Robin Fox emphasizes "the hissing "s" sounds of the little serpents" (224), and calls the reader's attention to this alliteration, which strengthens this symbolic representation through the effect of sibilance
It seems a farewell to Prague; the beauty in Josef's observation is not only in the image but also in the euphony of the metaphor, in the play between the plosive "b" alliteration and the melancholy sibilance
alliteration, between sibilance
and masculine rhyme.
Sybil" also echoes the words sibilance
and syllables--teasing out ideas of wordplay, repetition and substitution through multiplication and sleight of sound, rhyming and chiming words.
The sigmatism and the hissing sibilance
of this line anticipate the explicit mention of the serpent ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 480) from which she saved him only a few lines later.
Similarly, the concentrated sibilance
and internal rhyme of the passage--"gusts," "spring," "soil," "sunlight," "dust," "saturated," "smells," "grass"--lends an air of aural predictability that helps to constitute the surface as a sensual, internally coherent thing.
The word "persist" sounds with the kind of sibilance
that just sticks in your head.