Source: Oxford Languages
LiteraryTerms.net goes a bit farther with its definition:
‘Alliteration is a useful poetic device in which certain sounds are repeated at the beginning of words in a sentence or phrase.Why am I interested?
How many types of alliteration can you name?
The most common form that folks recognize is sibilance.
Other forms of alliteration include
- Consonance. …
- Assonance. …
- Fricative Alliteration. …
- Plosive Alliteration. …
- Dental Alliteration. …
- Vocalic Alliteration. …
- General Alliteration. Source Link
Let’s look at some examples. Can you identify all of these?
- Red Rover
- LL, VV, KK
- Paw Patrol
- She sells seashells at the seashore.
- Lois Lane
Do you recognize the alliteration above in both the phrases and the meanings!
Did you find the 2 childhood items? The game and the characters?
Red Rover and Paw Patrol
What about the Tongue Twister?
She sells seashells at the seashore.
Who is the character in a book/movie?
Who are the authors of a book?
Vivian, Lester and Katie
What are some alliteration examples for kids? https://examples.yourdictionary.com/alliteration-examples-for-kids.html
How have you used alliteration? How does your word choice affect your writing? Where might you add alliteration?
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I remember a professor who spoke in terms of metaphoric language and included similes w/ metaphors. This simplifies discussion and moves the focus from device labeling. I love alliteration, but as w/ metaphoric language it’s the effect of repeated sounds in both poetry and prose I like to focus on. I think I first recognized alliteration in naming. I, my sister, and brother all have the repeated /g/ at the beginning of our names.
Glenda, what fun to have alliterative names. I also recognize it in marketing – Coca Cola!
My fourth graders created their own tongue twisters. We also had fun with the bouncing ball game. An example – P my name is Paula and my husband’s name is Peter. We come from Pittsburgh where we eat pancakes. We also created a fun alphabet book that was alliterative, too. I do not know all the forms you mentioned and will be busy this morning looking them up!
Fran, fun facts for Friday.
Fran, alliteration lilts the language lavishly, and I love it!
Kim can call it correctly!!!