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How does the meter in this line emphasize this use of alliteration?What kind of figure of speech is used in this line? Here is the line-- And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea Please help I do not understand this at all Please

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    Study these two sites and then tell us what you think.

    http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/alliteration.html

    http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112392/simile.html

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    Meter?

    And the SHEEN of their SPEARS was like STARS on the SEA.

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    How does the meter in this line emphasize this use of alliteration? Help please! The line is And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea. I do not even know what the meter is in this line. The last two websites help alittle but I still don't know this.

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    Look at what I posted above. The capitalized words are accented. In this meter, every third word is emphasized.

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    I should have said every third syllable is emphasized.

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