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What literary techniques are evident in the following quote?

I read each bullet scar in the Quai stonework
With an eerie familiar feeling,
And started at the stricken, sunny exposure of pavement

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Also, you should have not deleted the migrated question english.stackexchange.com/questions/30388/literary-technique –  Unreason Jun 20 '11 at 14:10
    
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The only technique I can really suggest is one of alliteration, which is essentially the repetition of the same sound due to certain syllables within words, which form a pattern or beat of sorts, imposing a shape on the lines.

If you re-read the final line and place emphasis on the syllables, you notice "star-ted", "strick-en", and "sun-ny"; it seems the author is trying to put particular emphasis on the "s"-like syllables (the use of "scar" and "stone-work" in the first line suggests a link to the third due to this technique).

A similar technique is used in the second line with "fam-il-i-ar feel-ing" (the "f" sounds).

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def: Repeating the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words - therefore "ex-po-sure" does not qualify; you might also check out assonance –  Unreason Jun 22 '11 at 8:04
    
@Unreason was thinking more of the 'sure' portion, but you are probably right. –  Craig Sefton Jun 22 '11 at 8:26
    
@Craig Sefton, exactly: '-sure' portion is not at the beginning, which is requirement for alliteration. –  Unreason Jun 22 '11 at 9:02
    
@Unreason actually, in poetry it doesn't matter if the consonant is at the beginning or not. –  Craig Sefton Jun 22 '11 at 9:32
    
@Craig Sefton, reference? (are you sure you are not thinking about en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literary_consonance) –  Unreason Jun 22 '11 at 9:46

Pretentiousness.          

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oops........... –  Edward Rose Jun 22 '11 at 1:52

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