Alliteration in Self-Reliance
Self - Reliance 1
"symbolizes so well the state of man, who is in the world a sort of sot..." See in text (Self - Reliance)
Notice the alliteration in this line, as exemplified by the repetition of the s sound. Although this is an essay, Emerson consistently uses poetic writing, a style that was typical of the transcendentalist writers.