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But so what? Those alliterative “g”s definitely seem to ground a reader in physical reality – they order the muscles in the back of one’s throat to clamp down on each other to make their hard
“g”. Sort of like in hopscotch, when you come to two squares next to each other and you can come down hard on both feet. So the alliterative “g”s in “Good things for the ones that’s got” emphasize the idea that “the rich get richer.”

Now, how do the alliterative “c”s in “Curse and cry”shape the meaning that a reader makes of the poem?



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