I believe that "The Bells" is not really about bells. AI believe that the bells are symbolic for moments/ memories in Edgar Allan Poe's life. The sleigh bells and golden wedding bells represent happy memories and moments in his life, such as getting married to Virginia, his cousin. The brazen and iron bells represent bad memories and moments in his life, such as Virginia dying at 20.
Alliteration in "The Bells"
One example of alliteration in "The Bells" is words that start with "b". In stanza 3, line 51, it states," Oh, the bells, bells, bells."In stanza 4, line 108, it states," Of the bells, bells, bells." The poet, Edgar Allan Poe uses alliteration like this to again, empasize the meaning, and symbolism of the bells.