The word “Alliteration”, has its origin in Latin word “littera” which means to start with the same letter. In literature alliteration means occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words in poetry or prose.
- P eter P ounce (A character in the Novel ” Joseph Andrews “)
- Sh e s ells s ea sh ells by the s ea sh ore. (A tongue twister)
- How c an a c lam c ram in a c lean c ream c an?
- C an you c an a c an as a c anner c an c an a c an?
- D an's d og d ove d eep in the d am, d rinking d irty water as he d ove.
- The st ore clerk st ood and st ared at me in st upor.
- D unkin ' D onuts (Brand name)
- Your f inancial f uture will f ell into a f ree- f all.
- P eter P iper p icked a p eck of p ickled p eppers
- P ay P al (Brand name)
- The l ion l icked his l ips.
- The t eacher t ook the t roublemakers' t oys
- Which b one had to b e b roken to b reak the camel's b ack of your ambition
- L ast l augh
- D onald D uck (A cartoon character)
- R onald R eagan (An American Politician)
- M ichael M oore (An American Documentary filmmaker)
Examples in Literature:
- “For the s ky and the s ea, and the s ea and the s ky
L ay l ike a l oad on my weary eye ”
( “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
- “If I put it in my batter
It will make my b atter b itter
b ut a b it of b etter b utter
Will make my b atter b etter ”
(Children Poem “Betty Botter bought some butter” )
- ” b orne on the b ier with white and b ristly b eard”
( Shekespeare 's “The Sonnet” No. 12)
- “The s plinter'd s peare-shafts crack and fly”
( “Sir Glahad” poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson )
- ” F rom f orth the f atal loins of these two f oes”
( William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet )
- ” B ehemoth b iggest b orn of earth upheaved
His vastness: F leeced the f locks and bleating rose ”
( “Paradise Lost” Book-VII by John Milton )