What are two examples of alliteration in Fahrenheit 451 with page numbers, please?  

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edcon eNotes educator| Certified Educator

For the page numbers to be meaningful, we need to be using the same edition. Mine is the Del Ray Book published by The Random House Publishing Group, 1991. If you use another edition, the pages may or may not align, so I will provide additional detail to help orient you.

In the section entitled "The Hearth and the Salamander," on page 4, Montag walks out of the fire station and heads for the subway.  Here we find a run of alliteration with sibilant "s" sounds that serve to suggest the sound of a hissing fire and associate it with the protagonist:

"He walked out of the fire station and along the midnight street toward the subway where the silent air-propelled train slid soundlessly..."

In the same section, on page 8, Montag, a burner of books, recites to Clarisse his "official slogan," a burning schedule of poets and novelists presented as alliterative couplets:

"Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner..."

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