Alliteration

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Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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.

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Citation:
Editors. "Alliteration". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=25, accessed 30 July 2014.]