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ome academics scornAlliteration the plucking of these flowers from the gardens they were written to inhabit.Metaphor Shakespeare wrote these words, after all, to advance a narrative, deepen the understanding of a character, explore the dimensions of a theme, Alliterationcompliment or contrast the colors, Alliterationthe music, the meanings of the lines that precede and follow them.Parallelism All true.Anapodoton And maybe I am guilty of false paradox when I say that a passage enriched by its reading in context is not diminished of its beauty in isolation.Paradox

Guilty or not, this is and these are the passages I choose to cherishAlliteration in my virtual commonplace book. Where appreciation might be enhanced by some context, I write Notes which are cross-referenced below the quotations. Enjoy these beauties, read the plays from which they are plucked, and, best of all, listen to them Alliterationperformed by professional actors whose voices infuse Shakespeare’s language with a Alliterationmusic that makes his words more moving.Parallelism & Alliteration