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  • Alliteration, assonance, plays upon words and happy coinages of new terms, give his plays a charm of their own.
  • But people whose love of literature is more independent find it hard to take Wagner's poetry and prose seriously, unless they have already measured him by his music. He effected no reform in literature; his meticulous adherence to the archaic alliteration of the Nibelungenlied is not allied with any sense of beauty in verbal sound or verse-rhythm; and his ways of expressing emotion in language consist chiefly in the piling-up of superlatives.
  • There is also found that love of alliteration which is a marked feature in all the older Latin poets down even to Lucretius.
  • And no reader of Lucretius can doubt that he attached the greatest importance to artistic execution, and that he took a great pleasure, not only in " the long roll of his hexameter," but also in producing the effects of alliteration, assonance, &c., which are so marked a peculiarity in the style of Plautus and the earlier Roman poets.
  • These were without rhyme or rhythm, but had alliteration and a parallelism resembling Hebrew poetry.

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