Alliteration is the occurrence of the same letter at the starting of two or more words in a single line in a poem.
1. The slender smiling girl...
2. The song of sweet birds...
3. Black bug bit a bear...
4. Practise the piano...
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 "I Dream of Spices":
- "and ginger and garlic."
- "And so I go to the shop"
- "what I'd want"
- "Mother twists my ears"
Alliteration used in the poem "Sea Fever":
1. I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
2. And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
3. And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
5. And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
6. And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
7. To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
8. And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.