What is Alliteration?
Alliteration is commonly found in poetry. It is a repetition of initial consonant sounds in closely associated syllables, given that the consonants are identical. Sometimes alliteration is also referred to as head rhyme or initial rhyme.
The term alliteration has been derived from the Latin word, 'littera' which means 'letter of the alphabet.'
Some examples of alliteration include 'Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.' It is one of the most common phrases that people use, and it is a perfect example of what alliterations are. Poetically, alliterations are used all around the world.
These are used to instill emotions in a literary piece, whether oral or written, to engage the audience and readers. The use of these words can give a poem a calm, smooth, harsh, or a loud sound. As it is a bold tool, it is usually used to call attention to a certain subject.
On the line, write the letter sound(s) that
The repeated sound is often at
the beginning of each word, but it does not have to be. You can use
alliteration to create both rhythm and mood that can
suggest things to the reader.
You may add
as many words to each sentence as you like.
This is a literary device created by purposefully repeating
consonant sounds in nearby words.
Use each prompt to write a sentence that includes alliteration.
Now choose four of the phrases you created above and write
sentences using them.
Practice alliteration by creating an alliterative phrase
for each letter provided.
On the line, write the letter sound(s) that is repeated.
Underline each example of alliteration that you find. Next to the relevant lines, write the letter
that is alliterated.
Revise each sentence below to include alliteration.
Choose any word(s) you like to create your alliteration. Feel free to
add or change words as long as the original meaning of the
sentence does not change.
Add an adjective to each noun to create an alliteration.
Read the assigned poem. Write down every example of
alliteration that you find. Use the back of this page if you need more
Use alliteration to write a sentence about each person in your class. Start
by writing down everyone’s name. Then write your sentences. Use the
back of this page if you need more space.
Underline the alliteration in the first two stanzas of Poe's poem.
Find four examples of alliteration in the assigned reading. Record
each example below. Then say why you think the author chose to