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Alliteration in Much Madness Is Divinest Sense
Alliteration Examples in Much Madness Is Divinest Sense:
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Notice that the alliterative sounds in this poem underscore the tension between madness and sanity. “D” sounds, from words such as “divinest," "dangerous," and "demur," replicate the idea of madness. Similarly, “S” sounds, from words such as "sane," "assent," and "sense," reinforce the idea of sanity.