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Alliteration in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Alliteration Examples in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner:
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"The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew, The furrow followed free:..." See in text (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts)
Coleridge uses a lot of words that start with the letter f in this stanza for expressive purposes. Repeating letters in this way is called alliteration or consonance. Try reading this passage out loud. All of those f-sounds imitate the sound of a blowing wind.