Alliteration defined as the repetition of the same sound or consonant when starting words that need to stressed on in a sentence.
Alliteration is the practice of using the same consonant in the beginning of more than two words in a sentence. The repetition does not always have to be that of a consonant. Even the sound, if repeated, can be considered as alliteration. If you look hard enough, you will see examples of alliteration all around you (even in the sentence that you just read). Your next obvious question will be, “why do people or authors use alliteration?” The answer is very simple; alliteration is used by us to draw attention to or stress on adjectives, verbs or subjects involved in a particular statement. Alliteration is something that can be found in both poetry and prose. A list of the more well know poems and poets who used alliteration would include John Milton’s poem ‘Paradise Lost’, Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem ‘Sir Galahad’ and Robert Frost’s poem ‘The Death of the Hired Man’. Alliteration in prose is not always deliberate and can be found in the most common books around. Alliteration is so common that it can be seen in the names of certain brands, like Coca-Cola, Chuckee Cheese, PayPal, Dunkin’ Donuts and American Airlines, too.
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