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Helen Farries (

Magic Of Love

There’s a wonderful gift that can give you a lift, A

It’s a blessing from heaven above! B

It can comfort and bless, it can bring happiness — C

It’s the wonderful MAGIC OF LOVE! B

Like a star in the night, it can keep your faith bright, D

Like the sun, it can warm your hearts, too — E

It’s a gift you can give every day that you live, F

And when given, it comes back to you! E

When love lights the way, there is joy in the day G

And all troubles are lighter to bear, H

Love is gentle and kind, and through love you will find I

There’s an answer to your every prayer! H

May it never depart from your two loving hearts, J

May you treasure this gift from above — B

You will find if you do, all your dreams will come true, E

In the wonderful MAGIC OF LOVE! B

The subject of this poem is announced in the title and the first stanza “It’s the wonderful

MAGIC OF LOVE” and also the last stanza “In the wonderful MAGIC OF LOVE”. Helen
Farries used caps lock to give a stressed and highlight the subject of this poem The poem is a

picture of how wonderful a love is and the love have a magic thing inside.

After read this poem repeatedly and tried to read this poem loudly, the writter found

that this poem is a rhymed poem. This poem is consist of four stanzas, sixteen lines, and each

stanza consist of four lines. This poem bring an unique rhyme construction. “Rhyme is a way

of creating sound patterns. Rhyme words often have similar spellings or sound alike”

(Literature to Go, 2011, pp 64-65). In the first stanza it is ryhiming abcb, for the second stanza

it is rhyming defe, for the third stanza it is rhyming ghih, and last stanza the writter found an

jbeb rhyme.

The writter also found an internal ryhme, “Internal rhyme is places at least one of the

rhymed words within the line.” (Literature to go – Michael Mayer) in the first and the third line

of each stanza, there are :

- First stanza : first line  “gift”, and “lift”

third line  “bless”, and “happiness”

- Second stanza : first line  “night” and “bright”

third line  “give” and “live”

- Third stanza : first line  “way”, and “day”

third line  “kind”, and “find”

- Fourth stanza : first line  “depart”, and “hearts”

third line  “do”, and “true”

What sounds are dominant in the poem that you read? The words “wonderful”, “magic”,

“love”, “gift”, “light”, “joy”, “all”, have fiercing vowel sound because there are the words that

consist of stresses and give more meaning than the others. “give”, “love”, “night”, “bright”,

“given”, “lights”, “above”, “find”, and “true”

In this poem the writter find (an) alliteration. “Alliteration is the repetition of the same

consonant sounds at the beginnings of nearby words” (Literature to go). In Magic Of Love

poem by Helen Farries the writter find the alliteration in the second line of the third stanza

“troubles are lighter to bear” in the word “troubles”, “are”, “lighter” and “bear” it can be

considered as alliteration because the consonant “r” sound almost in every word. The second

allieration found in the first line of the third stanza, “love”, “light”. It can be considered as

alliteration because the consonant “;” sound is dominant and shown almost in every word.

Do the sound contribute to the meaning of the poem?