Alliteration

Definition:
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.

Example:
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.

42 thoughts on “Alliteration”

  1. 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)

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

  3. BETTY BOUGHT A BIT OF BUTTER, BUT THE BUTTER BETTY BOUGHT WAS BITTER. SO BETTY BEAT THE BIT OF BUTTER TO MAKE THE BITTER BUTTER BETTER.

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