Alliteration is the repetition of the same sound or letter at the beginning of multiple words in a sentence or phrase. It is used to create a musical or rhythmic effect, to add emphasis to certain words, or to make a phrase more memorable. Alliteration can be found in poetry, song lyrics, and even in everyday speech. It is often used for its poetic qualities, to create a sense of harmony or to draw attention to certain words or ideas. Alliteration can also be used to create a specific mood or atmosphere in a piece of writing.
Examples of alliteration:
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
She sells seashells by the seashore.
Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep.
A big black bug bit a big black bear.
Bobby’s bicycle bounced by Brenda’s bakery.
Dan’s dog dug deep down in the dirt.
Freddy frog fancied feasting on fresh flies.
Greta greeted guests with a gracious grin.