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Is alliteration the repetition of consonant sounds in poetry?



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L. Laurel

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Answered Oct 16, 2019

The correct answer to this question is True. Alliteration is common in poetry, as well as in writing like magazines advertisements, tongue-twisters, and headlines. It is easy to spot alliteration because, throughout the sentence, the first consonant is repeated.

An example is a popular sentence learned in nursery school, which says, "Sally sells sea-shells by the sea-shore." The constant consonant in the sentence is the letter S. Alliteration doesn't just have to be a sentence. It can also be a name. Examples of names with alliteration include John Jones, Gary Graham, and Heather Hunter. In all of these names, the first and last names start with the same consonant.

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abeloshapka

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My english class is going to take a poetry test soon. I looked up the word "alliteration". And here is the definition I got ''Alliteration is when you use words that have the same sound at the beginning, like Stellar students synthesize sweet sentences.'' I disagree with this answer, because it also could be consonance. Consonance- Repetion of consonant sounds.
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John Smith

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Answered Nov 08, 2016

True
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