What is the quote and page number of an alliteration in "Lord of the Flies"?


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One example of alliteration in "The Lord of the Flies" is in Chapter 12, "Cry of the Hunters." It reads, "The ululation rose behind him and spread along, a series of short sharp cries, the sighting call."

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William Golding authored "The Lord of the Flies" in 1954. English classes often use this novel to illustrate common literary devices, such as alliteration, allegory, and imagery. Alliteration refers to the repetition of sounds at the beginning of words in a sentence. In the quote above, the "s" sound is used repeatedly, forming an alliteration. This usage is intended to produce the effect of an unsettling, sneaky sound to portray the increasingly sinister transformation of the characters in the novel.

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