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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: litera 'letter'

alliteration

noun
     
Related topics: Literature
al‧lit‧er‧a‧tion [uncountable]
AL the use of several words together that begin with the same sound or letter in order to make a special effect, especially in poetry

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