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  1. Jul 2020
  2. Oct 2018
    1. What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,

      alliteration: what, where, why Question words emphasize the speakers confusion and lost memory. Soft "w" sound indicates calmness. This relatively calm line is interrupted with the harsh "k" sound from the word kissed, perhaps to make it stand out

  3. Sep 2018
    1. Beowulf wæs breme blæd

      A lovely example of the power of alliteration: Beowulf's name is associated even before the hero appears with fame ("Beowulf was breme") and power or renown ("blæd") using sound.

  4. Mar 2018
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