Definition of alliteration in English:
The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words: the alliteration of ‘sweet birds sang’ [count noun]: alliterations are clustered in the last few lines
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- With a traditional ballad you may notice the rhyme scheme or alliteration.
- What he admired in these poets was their inventive use of word and sound in every device of onomatopoeia, alliteration, pun and palindrome.
- The section on markers discusses rhyme and alliteration, oppositions, word repetition, paradox, metaphor, pithiness and aspects of the syntax of proverbs.
Definition of alliteration in:
- US English dictionary
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