Analysis Of Blackberry Eating By Galway Kinnell

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Galway Kinnell’s “Blackberry Eating” is an excellent example of how sound enhances poetry. Kinnell’s outstanding use of repeated alliterations gives the poem a different feel than many other poems. The constant use of soft sounds, interrupted quickly by a few hard sounds develops the feeling that Kinnell wanted me to feel. The repetitive use of certain words slows the reader down to allow them to cherish the poem, and the blackberries longer. The alliterations of this poem greatly increase its overall effect. Without the alliterations this poem would have no meaning or feeling to it.
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