The contrast between Nature’s joy and ‘what man has made of man’finds a more modern context in ‘Stormy Day’ by W.R.Rodgers. Here the exhilaration of a windy day is checked by a reminder of the Second World War. Sparse rhyme supplements the basic device of alliteration, a deliberate choice of words with the same initial letters, which is one of the oldest and most frequent devices of our poetry.
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O look how the loops and balloons of bloom
Bobbing on long strings from the finger-ends
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