Alliteration in The Lucy Poems

Alliteration Examples in The Lucy Poems:

The Lucy Poems - Strange fits of passion have I known 1

"The sinking moon to Lucy's cot..."   (The Lucy Poems - Strange fits of passion have I known)

Wordsworth uses sound to bolster the moon’s role as a guide leading the speaker to Lucy. The line is rich with assonance and consonance. Notice the repetition of s, n, t, and hard c sounds. The long u at the heart of “moon” and “Lucy” creates a sonic tie between the two.