Alliteration

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“Basic Rules of Grammar”

Alliteration

Alliteration is a term to describe a literary device in which a series of words begin with the same consonant sound.

Example

● “Casey Kasem Kitten coner store”

● “Bill’s big blue bus burned to the ground”

● “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers”

Writers use alliteration to emphasize something important that a writer or speaker would like to express.

Not every word in a sentence must be alliterative. You can use prepositions, pronouns and other parts of speech to still maintain the overall, alliterative effect.

Words dont have to start with the same letters to be alliterative, just the same sound.

Example

● “Casey Kasem couldn’t count”

Any two word phrase can be alliterative.

Example

● Tiny’s toys were all brand new.
● Peter’s piglets ran away from the barn.
● Keisha’s kept her old shoes.

So, the next time you write, kindly consider connecting, an alliterative phrase in your  sentence. LOL!

  • LoL followed by ! = an (interjection) one of the eight parts of speech.

Remember, writing should be fun!
I hope you enjoyed this presentation.

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