alliteration

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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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My quest was to explore the possibilities of writing alliterations with words beginning with each letter of the alphabet.
Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter at the beginning of words.
Our discipline, clinical chemistry, is rich with examples of alliteration.
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.
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.
Simple alliteration of two words is such a normal part of English that it is often hard to tell if the alliterations are intended for an effect or merely coincidental.
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;' .
Considerations such as alliterations, acronyms, special family members, place names, biblical names, new-age names, musical names, and names representing distinguishing qualities like faith, hope or charity are routinely worked into the lists.
The true subtlety, complexity, and variety of that interaction are well illustrated by Nabokov's own alliterations in chapter 1, as even a small selection of examples should demonstrate:
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.
The acoustic features of the autobiography's English moiety, Speak, Memory and its antecedent texts, are highly diverse in form and function, but for the preliminary purposes of this essay, they may be assigned to the category of alliteration, with subsidiary instances of assonance, consonance, onomatopoeia, and paronomasia.
Kuhn's Law does not require stress on possessive pronouns, as can be seen from dhinra's lack of alliteration despite its clause-medial and verse-initial position in 367a.
The presence or absence of alliteration is not decisive.