Alliteration in Hope Is the Thing With Feathers

Alliteration Examples in Hope Is the Thing With Feathers:

Text of the Poem 1

"sore must be the storm..."   (Text of the Poem)

Dickinson makes subtle use of alliteration in both this line and the next. Here, the first and third beats of the line are marked by words beginning with s. In the next line, the second and fourth beats are marked by b. This type of carefully-metered alliteration creates a lot of emphasis, ideal for descriptions of wild storms.