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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.
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 Listeners"
1. There - there
2. His - horse
3.  forest’s ferny floor
4. smote - silence
5. leaned - looked
6. Stood - still
7. Stood - stair