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language frequently causes him to alliterate on liquid l's,
The primary obligation of the composer of alliterative poetry was simply to make the first stressed syllable of each b-verse alliterate with the first stressed syllable of the preceding a-verse.
OH, FOR Heaven's sake, Chris Shaw (Letters, August 13), the use of "Soccer season starts in style" has nothing to do with David Beckham now playing in America; it's merely because it alliterates.
1) Finally, the phrase "Conrad and the occult" vaguely alliterates, and that in itself is enough to arouse suspicion in a rationalist.
While "Kapoor khandaan" alliterates, readers wouldn't know the word means dynasty.
Smart (Johnson's friend) alliterates with Swift; Clare provides an internal rhyme with Baudelaire.
Beer has an image problem ( unfortunately, it alliterates beautifully with "belly".
He also does something in this verse that belongs to translating practice of the most conventional late modern kind: where Plautus alliterates maximum meretricibus, Zukofsky answers with "profit in prostitutes," thus reproducing the effect of alliteration while substituting a different consonantal sound that allows him to render the senses of quaestum and meretricibus with semantic fidelity.
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).
What I expected" is an adroit compromise between the impulses to form and to freedom: "twist" fails to rhyme convincingly with "pass," but in that failure assonates and alliterates with "questions.
contains]]d, which alliterates beautifully with wd[[contains].
Here the caesura is definite, there are two stresses in each half of the line, and the first stressed syllable of the second half alliterates with the first or the second or both of the stressed syllables in the first half.
Terracotta tea tin alliterates remarkably, but might confuse the buying public and shipping clerks alike.
He alliterates obtrusively, isolates words in particular feet, develops syntactic formulas, and deploys cadences from an arsenal of canned borrowings.
The word provides the refrain, alliterates with dere, becomes the link-word to the next stanza, and its ending -ent is the rhyme.