- The repetition of the initial sound or sounds of words in a phrase or verse.
- The use of words that begin with the same sound in close proximity.
From latin alliteratio, from alliterare "to begin with the same letter".
- The phrase "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers" is an example of alliteration.
- In the poem, the alliteration of "s" sounds in "She sells sea shells" creates a pleasing effect.
- The alliteration in the title "The Big Bad Wolf" adds emphasis to the phrase.
- The alliteration in the phrase "Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear" creates a catchy and memorable phrase.
- The alliteration in the phrase "Sally sold sea shells by the seashore" creates a sing-song effect.