Alliteration in Sonnet 106

Alliteration Examples in Sonnet 106:

Sonnet 106 1

"prophecies..."   (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.