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.

59 thoughts on “Alliteration”

  1. “‘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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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)

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

  5. 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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