Alliteration in Bartleby the Scrivener, A Tale of Wall Street

Alliteration Examples in Bartleby the Scrivener, A Tale of Wall Street:

Bartleby, the Scrivener 1

"There was a strange, inflamed, flurried, flighty recklessness of activity about him...."   (Bartleby, the Scrivener)

In this sentence, Melville uses alliteration and consonance to give greater life to the characterization of Turkey. Notice the series of syllables beginning with fl; the fullness of the sound, as well as its repetition, conveys Turkey’s flustered demeanor.