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Synonyms for alliteration

use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse

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In the past, Clinical Chemistry has published a number of alliterations and articles with alliterative titles (e.g., "Nanotechnologic nutraceuticals: nurturing or nefarious?").
Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter at the beginning of words.
no matter how It Is dressed up with attractive alliterations, eating meat involves the demise of what is being eaten.
Those skill sets include the use of synonyms, alliterations, descriptions, paragraphs, making advertisements, letter to the editor, writing limericks, haikus, cinquain, research reports, non-fiction narratives, essays, anecdotes, character sketches, humorous speech, the short story, and crafting the dramatic incident.
What we really need is a witty leadership book replete with checklists, platitudes, alliterations and loveable characters we can all relate to.
As a public service event adding another C to Hasegawa's litany of alliterations, namely coziness, the event took on an inscrutable atmosphere somewhere between the gratuitous and the self-referential.
For example, "Beneath Your Skin," which appears in Spanish as "Bajo tu piel," maintains the same structure, but the alliterations that occur in the English version cause the reader to slow and pause, perhaps due to the sibilance of alliterations focused on the s sound.
Three groups of verbal effects are particularly important: alliterative consonances, complex alliterations, and a group of other figures of echo and repetition.(5) In performance, of course, these effects overlap and flow and blend in ways which the audience will probably apprehend more than comprehend, but apperception is one of the ways the artistic effect of stage language works.
In other words, the alliterative consonance, as well as some of the complex alliterations discussed below, seems at the least to emphasize certain key ideas not otherwise specifically stressed.
one of those alliterations and plays upon words, which the Old Collect writers rather affected and which our Reformers by no means despised 'ut inter omnes viae et vitae hujus varietates;' ...
The phrase and its variants subsequently acquired a currency, as in Jeremy Taylor's Holy Living (1650): 'Guide me O Lord, in all the changes and varieties of the world, that in all things that shall happen, I may have an evennesse and tranquillity of spirit ...'.(9) The distinctive 'alliteration and chime' of the phrase which Stella Brook has noted have also helped keep it in the contemporary Episcopal compline service.(10)
Alliteration of initial sounds or syllables is frequently accompanied by medial or final alliterations that either echo the initial groupings or establish new linkages, thereby creating a harmonious acoustic environment, a rich choir of sound, that prevents the strong initial alliterations, especially when they involve close adjective-noun pairings, from overpowering the sense (as they might do in euphuistic prose) or interfering with some other device, such as a lexical or figurative one.
Despite its chronological plausibility, this theory, which they have drawn from Nicolay Yakovlev's Oxford DPhil thesis (2008), is very problematic, mainly because of the strict metre and consistent alliteration of Old and late Middle English poetry, on the one hand, and the loose rhythms and irregular alliteration of works of early Middle English verse, on the other.
Ironically, besides alliteration itself, Zimmer--despite the greater freedom afforded by prose--here seems to have adhered more closely to such alliterative devices as paratactic compression, trochaic stress patterns, and compounds.
The noun thegn in 2059a must end the on-verse, because it could not, without alliteration, begin an off-verse.