Alliteration in Romeo and Juliet Prologue

Prologue Quiz Answer: Alliteration

“From forth the fatal” is an example of alliteration. Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words in close proximity. The consonant sound here is “f”. The repetition of the “f” sound naturally speeds up the poem’s rhythm, perhaps symbolic of what happens when “loins” are involved. It also represents the speed of Romeo and Juliet to get married.

Other acceptable answers would include pun, since “civil” has two meanings–citizen or peaceful; metaphor, since unclean hands is replacing someone who has committed a crime.

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