A PHONOLOGICAL STUDY OF ALLITERATION IN WILLIAM BLAKES’ SELECTED POEMS
This study highlights on alliteration as a phonological and stylistic device in William Blake's poems, TygerTyger, The chimney sweeter and The Garden of Love. The study tries to show the importance of alliteration use in poetry and how it is dominated in the twentieth century. Accordingly, the study seeks to ask the following questions: (1) How does alliteration have an operational role as a phonological device in the twentieth century poetry? (2) What is the most dominant type of Alliteration in the twentieth century poetry? (3) How can alliteration, as a phonological device, be of benefitfor the reader? Therefore,this study adopts (Leech's model) to analyze aspects of phonological alliteration in stylistics perspective. Consequently, it attempts to fulfill the following aims: (1) the use of alliteration as a phonological strategy in twentieth-century poetry (2) Determining the most prevalent style of alliteration in twentieth-century poetry. (3) Demonstrating how alliteration might be used as a phonological strategy for the reader.
Keywords: A Phonological and Stylistic Device, William Blake's Poems