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Added Land, "I used the word 'schmuck' in my reference to Senator Schumer solely in an attempt to employ a word that alliterated with Schumer's name and describe my perception of his behavior during the confirmation hearings for Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito--nothing more
The common alliteration technique of creating superhero names wasn't left out of The 99 Comic book especially after realizing that Razem's name is alliterated.
Professionalising post-graduates is poppycock', he alliterated, angrily.
16) The root term for coyotes and wolves is aapi'si, which alliterates with aapii (white- or light-colored) and a'pis (rope), two concepts that are frequently alliterated in words associated with medicine or power such as aapiinima'tsis (medicinal plants).
It is ancient, reckless, and free, and it seeks out the wilds of human emotion enacted through metamorphic artistic terms, which is why it loved Sappho's lyric-meltdowns, and why it visited Ovid at least twice (once in the urban splendor of Rome where he was working on his wonder-work, his book of changes, The Metamorphosis, and once in his primitive exile in Tomis on the western shore of the Baltic Sea so that he could pen the fifty proud and abject1 poems of Tristia), and why it alliterated the harsh Anglo-Saxon cadences of "The Seafarer" ("May I for my own self song's truth reckon") and descended through a dash of swords on the Beowulf poet.
This poem is a rhetorical tour de force with its anaphora of quid curem and the plosive effect of the frequently alliterated "c.
It had nothing to do with what I had written, but it was a very useful, alliterated metaphor that served partisan purposes at the time.
With the repetition of ana (= anna) and the alliterated anagna, the author uses a subtle strategy to recall to the listener's mind that breath is the same as food.
As with all effects of poetic language, the interplay between the phonology and the semantics is never subject to proof, but certainly it is very suggestive in these examples, as in the last, where the alliterated s's and w's seem to create an atmosphere of soft and secretive whispering that the words and the situation convey.
Though contained in predominantly brief lines and stanzas, Boulanger's richly alliterated and assonanced verses have a Verlainean ring and a folk-song quality that accounts for their air of familiarity.
Thus, in the phrase "two eternities of darkness," the voiceless /t/ of the alliterated pair is echoed in the voiced /d/ of the following word "darkness"; in the phrase "the smug, encroaching air of a coffin," the voiced /g/ of "smug" anticipates the /k/ of the alliteration proper; and in the phrase "sages under the willows of Lhasa," a particularly good example, the terminal voiced /z/ of "sages" and "willows" plays against the voiceless initial and medial /s/ of "sages" and "Lhasa.
Layers of Pregnancy" and "Raven, Sotto Voce" are caesuraed and alliterated like Beowulf, and kennings multiply in meiotic dichotomy.