Alliteration -Meaning, relevance and 36 examples


Alliteration -Meaning, relevance and 36 examples


Alliteration is the noticeable repetition of identical initial consonant tones in consecutive or closely related syllables within a group of words, even if they are spelt differently. Alliteration is also known as opening rhyme or head rhyme to link words for effect.

Alliteration is commonly used in music, where it is regarded as rhymes. Many artists find it thrilling to use the repetition of letters as it is always pleasing to their audience. Alliteration is also used by poets to create rhythmic and pleasant effects in the line of poetry.

The use of Alliteration as a rhetorical device can help add a textural complexity to a speech thereby making it memorable, more engaging, and intensifying. In speeches, alliteration helps them speak to create a mood by captivating their auditory senses.

Relevance of Alliteration

Alliteration is a sound device that can be useful in different types of literature, with the primary being poetry. It is very useful in the world of business as advertisers use it to capture the attention of the public to their products or company name.

Also, it makes memorizing sentences easy and fun to read or say aloud. Alliteration is useful in giving calmness to a poem as well as a loud, smooth, or harsh impression of it. Since alliteration is a conspicuous device, it can also be used to draw attention to a particular subject. Many great orators and speech-makers have made use of alliteration to accentuate parts of their arguments.

Examples of Alliteration

  1. Father Francis Fried Five Fresh Fishes For Five Fathers From France
  2. The bat has been lead out of the big black bag.
  3. Crispy chicken
  4. I wished for the day it will rain all day, for the pain to go away.
  5. Peter piper picked a pinch of salt.
  6. The pretty princess played a scary prank on Paul who plays the piano for the principal.
  7. The big fat boy’s shirt billows in the breeze like a tattered kite.
  8. Despite their father’s warnings, the children chose to chew with their mouths open.
  9. The crowd cheered when the champion hit the challenger with an iron chair.
  10. We sat around the camp bed and chomped on chunks of charred chicken.
  11. As a child, you have to learn to live your life you will be remembered when you are gone.
  12. He dipped the delicious doughnut in the dairy creamer.
  13. I remember when I used to wake up dry but now I am always waking up drowning in a pool of my drool.
  14. The drunk man confessed to us how he always dreamt of a drip-dropping drain in his dream.
  15. The martial artist flipped from a fifty-foot Ferris wheel.
  16. The financial future of the company had fallen into a freefall.
  17. The gang of robbers grimaced and groaned at the hearing of the police siren.
  18. The gobbler reached under the desk and grabbed the gross gum.
  19. He happily helped the helpless boy.
  20. The hummingbirds levitated in heavenly harmony.
  21. It was shocking to see the horses run with their heavy hooves.
  22. The gentle gymnast jumped in jubilation when he heard his name as the winner of the contest.
  23. The lion licked his lips in satisfaction after devouring deer.
  24. The sounds of mashing metal machines emanating from the mines were menacing.
  25. My father is mostly known for his mouthwatering meat pie.
  26. The princess pressed the royal seal on the pink parchment.
  27. The way she moved her hips, licked her lips and dipped, got me up so high.
  28. Gravity defied, that thing can bring the tide.
  29. The parrot perched upon the pea coat of the pirate.
  30. The colourful ribbons were wrapped around the red roses.
  31. Her last daughter is strange in a way, she chased those strangers away.
  32. When I heard the whistle loud and clear, there I knew that the time was near.
  33. I wasted my nights, she turned off the lights, now I’m paralyzed to stuck in the time when we used to call it love, but even the sun sets in paradise.
  34. It is good to know that the reporter has written about the raid caused by the rebels.
  35. My snazzy sister stole the show with her elegance and dazzling looks.
  36. The warriors formed a circle of fears as they were seeking shelter.
Igbaji Ugabi Chinwendu, from Cross River State, Nigeria. As a Business Educator, he is profoundly interested in teaching and managing business. Started blogging 2010 and officially 2013. He holds the esteemed positions of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director at Freemanbiz Communication and Writers King LTD, demonstrating his leadership and expertise in the field.


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