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Alliteration in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Alliteration Examples in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner:

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts

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"The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew, The furrow followed free:..."   (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 at the start of words is called alliteration. Try reading this passage out loud. All of those f-sounds imitate the sound of a blowing wind.

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