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Did anyone else notice that Tom Bombadil's speech was very poetic, even sing-song. I am not talking about his songs, but just his speaking voice. I found myself half singing his dialog. I did notice there was a heavy use of alliteration in his speech. Alliteration was common in old english poetry. I am wondering if anyone else noticed any other standard poetic devices in Bombadil's speech.

By the way, Tolkein's translation of the old english poem "Gawain and the Green Knight" uses alliteration (repeating consonants) throughout. To that end, he spells Gawain as "Wawain" at times, because the original old english 'G' was sort of a cross between a modern english 'g' and 'w'. He altered the spelling of Gawain/Wawain to keep the alliteration in each line.
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