Alliteration is a literary device where words are used in quick succession and begin with letters belonging to the same sound group. Whether it is the consonant sound or a specific vowel group, the alliteration involves creating a repetition of similar sounds in the sentence. Alliterations are also created when the words all begin with the same letter. Alliterations are used to add character to the writing and often add an element of ‘fun’ to the piece.

The Wicked Witch of the West went her own way. The ‘W’ sound is highlighted and repeated throughout the sentence.

Tongue twisters are a good example of alliteration.  For instance, in “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers”, the “P” sound is repeated.

76 thoughts on “Alliteration”

  1. “But on this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace soubriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis persona. Voila! In view humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the “vox populi” now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin, van guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.

    The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.

    Verily this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it’s my very good honour to meet you and you may call me V”

    – V

  2. Aunt Annie ate apples.

    Boxer Bob boxed bill.

    Careless Cayla cursed clocks.

    Dirty Danny danced doggy dance.

    Ellie elephant eats eggs.

    Fancy Flora faked fainting.

    Gurla guerilla gused games.

    Hella had horrible headaches.

    Ivy Ibis ignored Isabella Ibis.

    Jabed Jack just jerked jelly.

    Kalla kissed kursy kitten.

    Luck Lucy licked lollipops.

  3. Spooky Scary Skelletons, send shivers down your spine, shrieking skulls will shock your soul and seal your doom tonight.

    Honestly this whole song is an awesome example

  4. Thieves tease tall trees, to test these they try threes. Thoughts ‘tastic, truly tantric, tasted traffic, the trend Triassic. Too true, they tend to, tightly twine twins through time, tradgic.

  5. I started a story once, for kids with all the letters of the alphabet. A few of the letters, that I can still remember are…

    Abee ate an apple at an afternoon affair.
    Big brown baby buns bounced beneath Bertha’s bed.
    Carey Cow carried cantaloupes carefully.
    Davey Dog did drive Donald’s dented Dodge Down.

    These are fun to invent with kids, I have played it as a game with my grandchildren.

  6. “‘Round and ‘Round the Rugged rocks, the Ragged Rascal Ran
    Tell me how many R’s in that, if you can.”

    Not a tongue twister, more of nursery rhyme, but I like it all the same & it’s a good example.

  7. Outrageous Officiant Offensive Oratory Outlaw Orion offered Omnipotent Odin oddly odious opium oblation offerings, offbeat occult obsidian obelisks outlined offkey outwardly obscured outside of official offshore Occidental oceanographic offings, otherwise oblivious obstinate obstreperous odalisque occasionally obligingly obliging obviously objectionably obese obsequious observant onlooking oenophile occupants occupying odd obtuse obscure octagonal outdoor offshoots.

      1. WELL…..Its too simple it is said if two witches wore two watches they better look at their own watches instead at looking at each others right anonymous well…its a simple tounge twister… Why don’t you guys try
        I Feel A Feel A Funny Feel A Funny Feel I Feel And If You Feel The Funny Feel I Feel You’ll Feel The Feel I FEEL….

        1. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

          A woodchuck would chuck what a woodchuck could chuck; if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

  8. Cocooned in concrete the crestfallen land trembled as the land oscillated below like waves (alliteration and a simile to describe an earthquake in an urban area)

  9. (Describing an urban setting in an earthquake) the concrete cocooned buildings were crestfallen in a confused bewilderment as the land trembled like oscillating waves.


  11. Super awesome alliteration…

    Three swiss witches had three swatch watches. Which swiss witch had which swatch watch?

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