Which phrase from the poem "we are cool" by gwendolyn brooks is an example of alliteration

QUESTION POSTED AT 02/06/2020 - 01:54 AM

Answered by admin AT 02/06/2020 - 01:54 AM

We Lurk late. We Strike straight. We Sing sin.

alliteration is the same sound at the start of every word (words in a row)
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