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Read the following short form of the Oral Literature and answer the questions that follow.
The short Spanish soldier shot the short Swedish soldier on the shoulder.

  1. Identify the genre above. 
  2. Which is the predominant sound pattern in the form above? Illustrate your answer. 
  3. What is lost when the genre above is translated into another language?

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  1. Alliteration 
  2. Sounds /s/ and /∫/ are repeated /s/ Spanish, soldier, Swedish soldier 
    /∫/ /sh/ Short, shot shoulder
  3. The repeated sounds are lost which are characteristic of the form.
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