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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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One day Mr Porter had set the class the task of making up some alliteration.
Our discipline, clinical chemistry, is rich with examples of alliteration.
As part of the annotation process we identified figurative language including metaphor, simile, alliteration, onomatopoeia and personification.
The final class time was spent adding background with oil pastels and writing a description of the painting using alliteration of four or more words.
Other poems successfully used the techniques of repetition, alliteration and rhyme.
Chapter two examines alliteration in the poetry of the Song, defined as "the collocation of the same or similar consonants in two or more words in close proximity to each other" (p.
The poet's use of alliteration is examined as are two later works by others which pay homage to Spenser.
IMAGES, SIMILES, SOME ALLITERATION (late fall 2005 holy cross)
In his second speech, which he directs to his father again, Judah uses alliteration based on the conjunctive prefix "vav [and]" for four verbs in a row: and we will arise, and go, and live, and not die.
Odd then that all the magnificent menace he managed to muster (I thereby claim the prize for Alliteration Of TheWeek) with barely 30 minutes of screen time in Silence Of The Lambs gets so diffused when he gets an entire feature-length film to play with.
The writing can sometimes be rather florid so that one has references to the 'magic and the mystery' of the coronalion: the alliteration is pleasant enough but there was no 'magic', only sacramental grace through the Mass and the anointing.
Although it is worth bearing in mind that the children will need to have covered alliteration in a previous lesson.
Lucas' persistent use of alliteration is distracting, especially when the author proves himself capable of some terrifically poetic turns of phrase.
This meter, combined with her playful use of the pun, alliteration, internal rhyme and other rhetorical figures, allows Page to elevate what is sometimes mundane content, as when she writes, "I was crazy for colour.
The assonance and alliteration of Poe's weighty "The Bells" is born again as "The Smells," with odes to salty seashores and just-mowed grass.