Alliteration

Definition of Alliteration

Al`lit`er`a´tion
n.1.The repetition of the same letter at the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals; as in the following lines: -
Fly o'er waste fens and windy fields.
- Tennyson.
In a somer seson whan soft was the sonne,
I shope me in shroudes as I a shepe were.
- P. Plowman.

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assonance, blank verse, chime, clink, consonance, crambo, dingdong, double rhyme, drone, eye rhyme, harping, humdrum, jingle, jingle-jangle, monotone, monotony, near rhyme, paronomasia, pitter-patter, pun, repeated sounds, repetitiousness, repetitiveness, rhyme, rhyme royal, rhyme scheme, rhyming dictionary, single rhyme, singsong, slant rhyme, stale repetition, tail rhyme, tedium, trot, unnecessary repetition, unrhymed poetry
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