In "The Necklace," what are two examples of alliteration?  

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Alliteration is when words beginning with the same consonant are placed in close proximity. Using alliteration creates a sense of rhythm or cadence.

Maupassant's short story was originally written in French, so when we look for alliterations, we are dealing with translations. However, most translations include alliteration in order to capture the cadence of the French story. Maupassant's original text employs alliteration, though not always in the same spots as in English. One place, however, from the French (which is captured in the English, as we will see below), is "forêt de féerie," which translates alliteratively into English as "fairy forest."

Two examples, the second with a series of three alliterations, are below:

carrying priceless curiosities, and of the coquettish...

dainty dinners, of shining silverware, of... birds flying in the midst of a fairy forest

Interestingly, the alliterations tend to cluster around Madame Loisel's dreams of the high life of a rich and fabulous lady, underscoring the poetry and fantasy of her imaginings. What she wishes for really can't be obtained in the real world. They also cluster around moments of emotional intensity, drawing attention to those places in the story.

Madame Loisel's fantastic imaginings foreshadow how she will be taken in by a diamond necklace that turns out to be nothing more than a fake. Madame Loisel lives in the false world of her imagination, sadly unable to discern what is truly worthy in life from what is cheap and superficial.

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Alliteration is a sound device where the initial consonant sounds of a word are repeated.  This creates a musical effect and often adds a subtle emphasis in a sentence. 

Mathilde is a woman who feels that she deserves a better life.  Her husband is...

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