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  Alliteration
Alliteration is a frequent tool of poetry but it is also common in prose, particularly short phrases.
Alliterative verse in one form or another is shared by all of the older Germanic languages.
Alliteration makes for very catchy phrases and is frequently used in modern news headlines, corporate names, literary titles, advertising, buzzwords, and nursery rhymes.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/a/al/alliteration.html   (171 words)

  
 Alliteration - LoveToKnow 1911
Although mainly Germanic in its character, alliteration was known to the Latins, especially in early times, and Cicero blames Ennius for writing " 0 Tite tute, Tati, tibi tanta, tyranne, tulisti." Lucretius did not disdain to employ it as an ornament.
As thus far considered, alliteration is a device wholly dependent on the poet's fancy.
This, for example, is the principle on which Icelandic verse is founded; and we have a yet nearer interest in it, because it furnishes the key to Anglo-Saxon and a large portion of early English verse.
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 Alliteration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alliteration is a stylistic device, or literary technique, in which successive words (more strictly, stressed syllables) begin with the same consonant sound or letter.
Alliteration is a frequent tool in poetry but it is also common in prose, particularly to highlight short phrases.
Alliterative verse in one form or another is shared by all of the Germanic languages.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alliteration   (601 words)

  
 Vocabulary of Alliteration by MVVM  
This Vocabulary of Alliteration is a new aid in writing poems and songs, and in the study of phonetic or phonemic syllable divisions.
Alliteration is one of several aural devices in literature making use of the repetition of single sounds or groups of sounds.
Fortunately, alliteration is not burdened with such a spurious concept as 'eye-rhyme'.
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 Glossary of Literary Terms
Alliteration: The repetition of the same consonants (usually the initial sounds of words or of stressed syllables) at the start of several words or syllables in sequence or in close proximity to each other.
Thus rhyme is a figure of speech, as is alliteration and anaphora.
Thus two lines of alliterative verse in Middle English poetry might have the same metrical pattern of four stressed syllables, but their rhythm might differ by having a greater or lesser number of unstressed syllables intervening between the stressed syllables.
www.english.cam.ac.uk /vclass/terms.htm   (5015 words)

  
 virtuaLit: Elements of Poetry
DEFINITION OF Alliteration occurs when the initial sounds of a word, beginning either with a consonant or a vowel, are repeated in close succession.
The function of alliteration, like rhyme, might be to accentuate the beauty of language in a given context, or to unite words or concepts through a kind of repetition.
Alliteration is less common than rhyme, but because it is less common, it can call our attention to a word or line in a poem that might not have the same emphasis otherwise.
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 Atlantis Alliteration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The teacher writes the word alliteration on the board and asks the students what it means.
The teacher explains the alliteration is the repetition of a sound, usually a consonant, in two or more successive words.
Point out that the words in an alliterative phrase don't necessarily have to begin with the same letter; "simply fruity sweets" is alliteration.
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 Mrs. Dowling's Literature Terms-Alliteration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Alliteration is the repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of words.
Alliteration is fun to say and enjoyable to hear.
Alliteration is one of the poet's most important sound techniques.
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 FoxVox Weblog - Celtic Art, Painting, Photography, T-shirts and Prints, etc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Alliteration now is always all over, admit it.
Alliteration is especially alive in today's TV-talk times, when people profess increasing impatience over incoming information and eight seconds of one image or voice is incredibly interminable.
Abundant alliteration is relentless, repetitive, repellent, reprehensible, regrettable.
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 English - Grammar - Alliteration: Learn
Alliteration is the name for repeating sounds in words.
Alliteration is also used in pop songs and football chants.
Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds, whereas assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds.
www.buzzin.net /english/allit.htm   (85 words)

  
 Alliteration.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Does anyone know what alliteration is? It is the repetition of an initial sound, usually of a consonant or cluster in two or more words in a line of poetry.
This gives the kids a word bank to work from as they write their own alliterative sentences.) What I would like you to do is to spend about 10 to 15 minutes to figure out two or more words with the same beginning sound and write a sentence using those words.
Closure: After students have shared their work teacher ask what does alliteration mean and why is it sometimes used in poetry and other expressive writing.
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 Vocalist - Assonance, Alliteration & Payoff Lines
Assonance and Alliteration are just fancy names for specific ways to use the sound of words to add interest to your lyrics.
Alliteration is the use of two or more consonants that have the same sound.
When alliteration and assonance are used effectively, they sound so natural and organic to the lyric that they are barely noticed.
www.vocalist.org.uk /assonance.html   (433 words)

  
 ALLITERATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The matching or repetition of consonants is called alliteration, or the repeating of the same letter (or sound) at the beginning of words following each other immediately or at short intervals.
It is the alliteration which makes us remember such phrases as: "sink or swim," "do or die," "fuss and feathers," "the more the merrier," "watchful waiting," "poor but proud," "hale and hearty," "green as grass," "live and learn," "money makes the mare go."
While alliteration is the recurrence of single letter-sounds, there is another kind of recurrence which is the echo or repetition of a word or phrase.
www.tnellen.com /cybereng/lit_terms/alliteration.html   (466 words)

  
 ReadWriteThink: Lesson Plan: Alliteration in Headline Poems
Students are introduced to the term alliteration and asked to create their own examples of alliteration as well as find examples of alliteration in poems.
When students understand the concept of alliteration, they are given a handout that explains the assignment of writing a headline poem.
Writing a headline poem allows students to apply new information on the technique of alliteration and to reinforce writing skills (complete sentences, correct punctuation, focus on a central theme and so on).
www.readwritethink.org /lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=81   (654 words)

  
 Article -- public speaking and alliteration
Here is a mild form of humor to add to your public speaking engagements.
Alliteration is the repetition of the same first sound or the same first letter in a group of words or line of poetry.
You find alliteration used in advertisements and titles all the time because it tends to catch your eye and ear.
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 Alliteration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
One of the simplest elements of ancient Celtic poetry was alliteration.
One of the primary and most simple elements of ancient Celtic poetry was alliteration.
Alliteration: repetition of the initial consonant, at least twice in a row.
www.ancientworlds.net /aw/Thread/122116   (227 words)

  
 Figurative Language
Any language that goes beyond the literal meaning of words in order to furnish new effects or fresh insights into an idea or a subject.
The most common figures of speech are simile, metaphor, and alliteration.
Alliteration is used to create melody, establish mood, call attention to important words, and point out similarities and contrasts.
www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us /yorba/figurative_language.htm   (296 words)

  
 Alliteration Forms Poetry Literature Arts
I was online, I looked up some frankfurter fun facts (how's that for alliteration?) to make...
Language at that point is imbued with mnemonic devices like alliteration and rhyme...
At one of their regular board meetings, the session ended with trustees filling out one of those typical information forms.
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 alliteration — FactMonster.com
Probably the most powerful rhythmic and thematic uses of alliteration are contained in
Although the tradition lay dormant for centuries, an alliterative revival occurred in England in the mid-1400s, as evidenced by such masterworks as
Shakespeare parodies alliteration in Peter Quince's Prologue in
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 alliteration. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Probably the most powerful rhythmic and thematic uses of alliteration are contained in Beowulf, written in Anglo-Saxon and one of the earliest English poems extant.
—Beowulf, Book XI The poet was drawing here on an even older Germanic tradition, just as he was setting a high standard for other poets in Anglo-Saxon, who produced such alliterative works as Widsith, Deor’s Lament, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, and The Ruin.
Although the tradition lay dormant for centuries, an alliterative revival occurred in England in the mid-1400s, as evidenced by such masterworks as Piers Plowman and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (see Langland, William; Pearl, The).
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 Alliteration 1
  Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds usually found at the beginning of words.
Looking at this from a writer’s perspective I want to know what alliteration does in writing.
After learning how Silverman used alliteration I came up with a few sentences of my own.
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 ll is for 'lliteration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
was written down, alliterative verse had given way to the imported innovations of rhyme and regular meter.
(roughly contemporary with Chaucer) used frequent alliteration, but it wasn't part of the formal structure of the poems.) From then on, alliteration was largely relegated to occasional use in the work of writers who cared about the sounds of their words.
To give a general idea to some of you, the tune to the chorus is somewhat similar to a dance tune called "Planxty Irwin," though the tune to the verse is very different.
www.kith.org /logos/words/lower2/lliteration.html   (349 words)

  
 Alliteration Lesson Plan and Resources
Use the above tongue twisters to introduce alliteration.
identify the poetic devices of rhyme, alliteration, and metaphor;
The impact of the carpe diem theme is strengthened in the final stanza where the songwriter acknowledges his own mortality.
volweb.utk.edu /Schools/bedford/harrisms/1allitera.htm   (453 words)

  
 Alliteration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Use alliteration in fantasy animal poetry, and then create a drawing using letters to form patterns and textures.
Children with emerging literacy skills choose an alphabet letter, identify words that begin with that letter's sound which could describe how a fantasy animal looks or sounds, and then write poetry using those words.
More advanced students study alliteration, and then write poetry with the technique using a letter of their choice.
www.rcas.org /mb/alliterationgr4.html   (307 words)

  
 poetry workbook-g26-twist the tongue (alliteration)
The easiest to play with is one of the oldest devices, alliteration.
The finished sentence, and subsequent individual ones, can be written on long strips of paper and hung as banners, or rolled out as carpets.
Players contribute two alliterating adjectives and a noun, and a further adverb alliterating with a final word, as in:
www.windowsproject.demon.co.uk /wbweb/wwbg26.htm   (294 words)

  
 Alliteration
Definition: When two or more words in a poem begin with the same letter or sound.
"Dressy daffodils" is an example of alliteration because both the words begin with "D." Alliteration is like rhyming, but with alliteration the rhyming comes at the front of the words instead of the end.
"Rabbits running over roses" is another example of Alliteration because rabbits, running, and roses all begin with the same letter and sound the same.
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 ALLITERATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Alliteration is the repetition of the initial consonant.
There should be at least two repetitions in a row.
Using the example below make up your own alliterative phrases.
volweb.utk.edu /Schools/bedford/harrisms/allitera.htm   (58 words)

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