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I need an example of alliteration, please. I've found my other examples, just not...

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lorianne94 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM via web

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I need an example of alliteration, please. I've found my other examples, just not those.
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William Delaney | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 10, 2012 at 5:13 AM (Answer #1)

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I didn't understand your question. I looked up Bradstreet's "To My Dear and Loving Husband," which I had never read before. There are not many examples of alliteration, but she seems to be deliberately using alliteration for poetic embellishment in the first stanza with

were one

than thee

and in the last stanza with

while we

when we

I see no other alliteration in the poem.

 

 

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lorianne94 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM (Answer #2)

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I MEANT AN EXAMPLE OF ALLITERATION FROM THE STORY "TO MY DEAR AND LOVING HUSBAND," BY ANNE BRADSTREET*****

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kjarman | Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM (Answer #3)

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Alliteration is a repetition of a particular sound in a first syllable of a series of words. In the poem "To My Dear and Loving Husband" there are some examples of a repetition of sound.

"Then while we live in love let' so persevere"

While and we repeat the /w/ sound.

"I prize thy love more than whole  mines of gold"

More and mines repeat the/m/ sound.

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