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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 River":
  • River, river, little river
  • Through the flowers and foliage glancing
  • River, river! swelling river!
  • On you rush through rough and smooth
  • Over rocks, by rose-banks, sweeping
  • River, river! brimming river
  • Seeming still, yet still in motion
  • River, river! headlong river
  • Down you dash into the sea
  • Sea that line hath never sounded
  • Sea that sail hath never rounded