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Real eyes realize real lies.

Is this sentence illustrating the usage of alliteration? If not, which poetic device has been employed here?

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Alliteration, yes, but it also puns on the three homophones. Actually, the third, 'real lies', isn't a quite a hompophone, because the stress pattern is different.

  • Yes. And it's hard to keep up for more than one stanza in English. If you know Spanish, try Octavio Páz's "La Palabra Dicha", the first poem on this page. The last couplet is "Inocencia y no ciencia:/Para hablar aprende a callar." – John Lawler Oct 25 '13 at 18:44

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