alliteration
(Ah-LI-tur-rae-shun)


[Eng.]


A characteristic of ancient Northern European poetry such as Beowulf consisting of the use of words with the same initial letter. This principle was adopted by Richard Wagner in Der Ring des Nibelungen, for example, "Nach Welten-Wonne mein Wunsch verlangte aus wild webendem Bangen."


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