The Marriage of Sound and Meaning

Posted: January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized


© Terri Nicole Tharrington

Forever we remain oblivious to the future, 
lost to the past and enduring our torture. 
Forever we take chances to settle our scores, 
losing some battles and winning some wars. 
Forever praying out loud hoping someone will hear, 
forever crying softly but never shedding a tear. 
Forever exists behind a disguise, 
but the belief in forever keeps our hearts alive.


This poem marries sound and meaning because the author used rhyme in every line and it helped deliver the message of the poem. She was able to cut her sentences in such a way that a rhyme was created and yet the poem still had sense.

Combining sound and meaning in a poem is very helpful because it not only delivers the message, but it also shows how good the author is in playing with words. Making a poem with rhyme is quite difficult because for me, it is hard to find words that rhyme that fir together when used in a poem.

Source: Tharrington, Terri Nicole. “Forever.”Family Friend Poems. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Dec. 2013. <>.

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