Alliteration

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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Litencyc Editors (Independent Scholar - Europe)
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. 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.

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Citation: Editors, Litencyc. "Alliteration". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=25, accessed 30 January 2023.]

25 Alliteration 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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