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... to describe a phrase where all words begin with the same letter?
Sally sells seashells at the sea shore..
I think alliteration just means if an initial letter sound is repeated, not necessarily if all the words begin with the letter."She sell seashells by the beach" is still alliteration.
January 8, 2007, 8:32am
Yes thank you so much. I'm going into my junior year [high school] and doing my AP English homework i could not for the life of me remember alliteration. I knew it started with an 'a'!
July 29, 2008, 11:22am
alliteration is for repeated *initial* consonants, as in the example above, consonance for repeated consonants *elsewhere* within words, and assonance is for repeated *vowel* sounds.
January 22, 2007, 4:38pm
Note, too, that it doesn't necessary have anything to do with letters:
Psychiatrist Cindy sins.
Ken cuts quiche.
November 10, 2008, 6:54pm
November 22, 2006, 3:32pm
Thanks! Was on the tip of my tongue (for days), but just wasn't coming to me.
November 22, 2006, 8:53pm
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