Alliteration is the occurrence of the same sound, if not a letter, at the starting of two or more words in a single line, in a poem.
Example:
1. The slender smiling girl.
2. The song of sweet birds.
3. Black bug bit a bear.
4. Practise the piano.
5. Feel the phone on your face.
What are the uses of alliteration?
 
1. It creates a rhythm, similar to rhyming words.
2. It emphasizes the importance of phrases.
3. Mostly used in tongue-twisters.
Alliteration used in the poem "The Trees":
  • no sun bury its feet in shadow
  • small twigs stiff with exertion
  • of the forest from the house
  • the smell of leaves and lichen
  • writing long letters