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This poem is taken from PN Review 188, Volume 35 Number 6, July - August 2009.

Figures of Peach, Pear and Plum John Gallas

1. alliteration

Pinchpole parish
paradoxically produces
particularly paunched
prunus persica.


2. anaphora


How many miles to Sugar May?
How many miles to Desiree?
How many miles of sweetness lie
between September Snows and I?


3. epiphora

In thirteenth-century Schlagobers-Ffrokkenstein
the Peach was oft
the subject of a Tenson,
the subsistence of a Tenson,
the alarum of a Tenson
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