Of a different lyric effect is the language describing the baby elephant with "tusks/hacksawed off": a phonetic arrangement involving sibilance
(s's) and the unvoiced glottal k's, which simulate a kind of saw-like rasp in themselves before resolving into the word "cash," which resounds like a despicable whisper (shh).
is quite common in Pindar without any obvious relevance to the context (e.g.
Though the violin's melodic material is sparse, the placement of high and low pitches of the trichord is not inconsistent with the natural rising and falling of the voice in a reading of this text.(12) It could also be suggested that the suspended cymbal provides sibilance
for the s sound of the word "yes." This kind of rhythmic setting demonstrates Kim's attempt at conveying the rhythm, meter, and melodic contour of natural speech patterns in music.
Call it "systems Muzak," and imaginary collaboration between Steve Reich and Mantovani: a roundelay of fragrant Francophone sibilance
braided out of the phrases "de la deliquescence" and "la cohesion sociale," the whole swatched in spangly, celestial sounds.
Even the sibilance
of 'Fits, Fits, Fits' sets the tone of hissed whispering.
The signature does favour the lower end of the treble more, sounding crisp but also avoiding any sibilance
or fatigue even after long listening sessions and intense tracks like Selkies by BTBAM.
KEMPTON: 2.00 Plunger, 2.35 Southern Belle, 3.10 Fast Track, 3.45 Aljazzi, 4.15 Sibilance
, 4.50 Omeros, 5.25 JACOB CATS (NAP).
For the most part, these are not members of the group that Jill Richards calls "the house poems," poems which "set time to play between interior spaces of silence and echo." 10 Instead, these poems unfold on the windswept cliffs of Cornwall so that, composed as they are of sibilance
, transparent color scheme, and ebbing rhythms, they are permeated with a windswept quality, one that does not (as do Richards' "house poems") hold disparate tenses together in an enclosed space.
That wordplay from "Ambassador kissed" to "satin mask" is glaringly not serendipitous, is it, but just a stunt in sibilance
, altogether foreseen by the poet and opted for, calculated, even, to sound like what poetry does with phonetic resemblances but not actually to be it.
The phrase,"it shone like a star"is an example of what: sibilance
, simile or synecdoche?
One can hear enhanced detail of the voice but sibilance
is in no way exacerbated.
(1) To do this, he uses certain techniques such as repetition, alliteration, emphasis on sibilance
and/or sound fricatives, and creating sentences with multiple subordinate clauses that have a hypnopaediac or lulling effect on the listeners: