Alliteration in Self-Reliance

Alliteration Examples in Self-Reliance:

Self-Reliance 1

"symbolizes so well the state of man, who is in the world a sort of sot..."   (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.