How can I describe a rock concert in sentences using these poetic devices: euphony, cacophony, alliteration, rhyme, similes, and rhythm?

1 Answer
Jun 14, 2016

I assume you want examples of the devices, not the actual words themselves being directly used. Hope the example below helps.


At the beginning of Get Yer Ya Ya's Out, The Rolling Stones were introduced as the greatest rock and roll band in the world and this is a description they have lived up to when I have been at their concerts.

I last saw the Stones in Glasgow at the SECC in 2003. As with any rock concert there was a range of emotions and associated sounds. The eager anticipation of the fans, the crescendo of noise as the lights dimmed and then the screams as Keith strode onstage and hit the opening riffs of Street Fighting Man. (Cacophony)

The Stones then went on to play a brilliant set of old and new. The four core members and in particular the original three were showing, at that time, the experience of 40 years playing together.

Charlie was as cool as a cucumber on drums, in fact his beat was tight as a drum. Keith hit those riffs like a machine gun, weaving with Ronnie: and in the centre Mick strutted his stuff like a demonic peacock. (Simile)

Although hard edged riffs dominated, one song which stood out for me and my wife was That's How Strong My Love Is, a cover from Out of Our Heads. It's a beautiful slow song, and Mick put emotion and strength into his delivery. It's sensitivity and nostalgia took us back to the early 60's and was so pleasing on the ear. (Euphony)

What makes the Stones so great? I think the main reason is the scale of their back catalogue. From the sensuous, seductive and soulful in song such as I Got The Blues, to the raw, raucous and rebellious of Street Fighting Man. (Alliteration)

As the concert reached its climax the Stones played some of their greatest hits. Jumpin Jack Flash, Brown Sugar, Honky Tonk Women and of course Satisfaction, Jagger held the crowd in the palm of his hands. As one song seamlessly moved to another, "It's a gas gas gas, why do you taste so good, I blew my nose and then I blew my mind, He can't be a man cause he doesn't smoke, the same cigarettes as me," iconic statements of a generation which the crowd kept in rhythm to both in song and movement. (Rhythm)

So the Stones came and they went. Tomorrow is another day but as Mick sings "Cast your dreams before they slip away." The music ends the venue is lit "it's only rock and roll but I like it". (Rhyme)