Submitted by j • November 22, 2006
... to describe a phrase where all words begin with the same letter?
Sally sells seashells at the sea shore..
January 8, 2007, 8:32am
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.
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July 29, 2008, 11:22am
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'!
January 22, 2007, 4:38pm
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.
November 10, 2008, 6:54pm
Note, too, that it doesn't necessary have anything to do with letters:
Psychiatrist Cindy sins.
Ken cuts quiche.
November 22, 2006, 3:32pm
November 22, 2006, 8:53pm
Thanks! Was on the tip of my tongue (for days), but just wasn't coming to me.
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