Alliteration in The Odyssey
Alliteration typically helps readers and listeners remember phrases and enjoy a poetic or rhythmic feeling in the language. The alliteration that exists in this poem is the result of translation. The original Greek version of this poem does not have alliteration. However, the translator used this poetic device not only to make the translation sound more poetic to the English reader.
Alliteration Examples in The Odyssey:
"stout and sturdy and strong..." See in text (Book I)
"boiling blood bubbled..." See in text (Book IX)