Question: English & Literature

In Shakespeare sonnet 30 The alliteration sessions sweet silence, death's dateless and grieve at grievancess. How does it contribute to the poem's sound and meaning?

In English & Literature | Asked by chamel92
Asked from the introduction-to-the-sonnets study pack
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In Shakespeare's sonnet 30 he utilizes heavy alliteration. This alliteration is used to provide a 'sound track' for the thematic elements. These elements form to offer and reinforce the sadness and grief, and also to add percussive elements that may be representative of a heart beat (example 'd' sound in death's dateless).

MHood2 | 669 days ago