Feminine Rhyme

A feminine rhyme is a type of rhyme that’s made up of two unstressed two syllable rhymes, one following the other.

Holy Sonnet IV by John Donne

John Donne’s ‘Holy Sonnet IV’ (O, my black soul) is one of his famous religious sonnets in which he talks about a speaker’s sinful soul. This poem is full of vivid imagery and symbolism.


Circumlocution occurs when a writer or character talks around something they want to say.

A Prayer for my Daughter by W. B. Yeats

 ‘A Prayer for my Daughter’ by William Butler Yeats speaks about the poet’s family. It demonstrates his concern and anxiety over the future wellbeing and prospects of his daughter, Anne.


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