What's it called what Poe does?
December 28, 2008 12:50 PM Subscribe
Is there a name for what Poe did in The Raven where there's lots of long, vowel sounds? And is there anybody in music writing lyrics in a similar fashion?
posted by low affect to Writing & Language (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The second question is more what I'm interested in. It must be better to sing vowelly words than consonanty words.
I know some of what he was doing in that poem was trying to make it sound more gloomy, which would help with metal lyrics, I guess, but I'm interested in generally easy to sing words too, not just gloomy ones.