Alliteration (34 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.


Also called “initial rhyme”, alliteration is a rhyme-pattern produced inside the poetic line by repeating sounds at the beginning of words. For example, “With old woes new wail my dear time's waste” Shakespeare, Sonnet 30.

Editors. "Alliteration". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
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