Alliteration in Poetry

Alliteration is a literary device that repeats a speech sound in a sequence of words that are close to each other. Alliteration typically uses consonants at the beginning of a word to give stress to its syllable. Alliteration plays a very crucial role in poetry and literature: It provides a work with musical rhythms.

 

Here are some examples of poems with alliteration:

The Mess

Bubbly baby Bradley
And Annie’s sister Abby
Made a mess in Mab’s house
And now it’s rather shabby!
Clean it, cleanse it, don’t stand sill
Or you’ll bump heads with her boyfriend Bill

Drumming

For days and days, the drummers drum
From five AM till fun is done
Then once more they beat their drums
At nine PM their knuckles numb

Eat Wisely

Franks and fries, and French fondue
Beans and burgers and biscuits too
Chicken, chili, and cheddar cheese
When I munch too much, I always sneeze!

The Football Game

Blitz and blocking, bump –and-run
Drive and drop kick, the other team’s done
End zone, end line, ebb and flow
Snap, sack, scrambling, I love it so
Football is fun and fabulous too
Let’s go to the stadium, just me and you

The Mess

Bubbly baby Bradley
And Annie’s sister Abby
Made a mess in Mab’s house
And now it’s rather shabby!
Clean it, cleanse it, don’t stand sill
Or you’ll bump heads with her boyfriend Bill

Drumming

For days and days, the drummers drum
From five AM till fun is done
Then once more they beat their drums
At nine PM their knuckles numb

Eat Wisely

Franks and fries, and French fondue
Beans and burgers and biscuits too
Chicken, chili, and cheddar cheese
When I munch too much, I always sneeze!

The Football Game

Blitz and blocking, bump –and-run
Drive and drop kick, the other team’s done
End zone, end line, ebb and flow
Snap, sack, scrambling, I love it so
Football is fun and fabulous too
Let’s go to the stadium, just me and you

 

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