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Alliteration in Sonnet 106
Alliteration Examples in Sonnet 106:
"prophecies..." See in text (Sonnet 106)
The volta marks a shift from vague descriptions of love poetry and poets to a more literal sentiment: all love poetry of the past was a mere preparation for the beloved. The alliteration between “praises” and “prophecies” cements the connection between the old poetry and the speaker’s youth.