Alliteration in Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
Alliteration Examples in Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard:
Text of the Poem
"solemn stillness..." See in text (Text of the Poem)
This is an example of alliteration, a common literary and poetic technique that repeats initial sounds, usually consonants, for an effect. In this case, the repetition of the s sounds imitates the calm and quiet atmosphere Gray describes.