Leaves of Grass Essay | Whitman's Use of Alliteration in "Leaves of Grass"

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Whitman's Use of Alliteration in "Leaves of Grass"

Summary: The ways Walt Whitman uses alliteration in his classic poem, "Leaves of Grass."
Leaves of Grass

In Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass many poetic techniques are used to enhance his poems. Alliteration is used hundreds of times throughout Whitman's poems for multiple reasons. Webster's dictionary defines alliteration as the repetitive use of the same sound at the beginning of words or in emphasized syllables of words. Less frequently, Whitman uses alliteration unintentionally by mistake. It is seen numerous times throughout poetry for no apparent reason. When Whitman intentionally uses alliteration it amplifies his unique style which emphasizes repetition through alliteration, parallelism, assonance and refrain. Whitman uses alliteration the most to improve rhythm. He substitutes rhyme for alliteration, and this unique rhythm further adds to Whitman's style of writing. Whitman uses Alliteration by mistake through common diction, but most of all he uses it to further improve rhythm and create his distinctive style.

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