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Hi Dear Jaylen Walker,

BabyRuth and others have already given you fine answers...what I will add is that poets and speakers, plus other literary authors often use it for emphasis through beauty. Here is an unforgettable line from Edgar Allan Poe which I still remember from childhood:

"the silken-sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain..."

This to me is one of the most beautiful examples of alliteration, and it is from his poem THE RAVEN...read it all for yourself here:

www.houseofusher.net/raven.html

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Hi Virginia! Got snow?
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What!!! Snow in IOWA???

Actually Kokinaw, the winter here is milder than anyone can recall for many years. Friends from Seattle up to B.C. are telling me about the snow...far more than we have here...(which is less than an inch and melting, on track for 54ºF. tomorrow!)
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Oops nope, supposed to be 56º tomorrow, and then 54 on Tuesday!
(Eat your heart out, Western Washington!)
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Melloblue
Hi, Virg . . . haven't talked in a while :(
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About 1 1/2" of snow in my backyard . . . Michigan . . .
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Oh, MelloBlue and ynp also! Many fine hellos to you.
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ynp...your redwood tree, with nest, is in southern California? Or do you commute to the northern forests?
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I answered that question, Virg . . . thanks for the heads-up. Semper Fi
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ynp...I have not been to Sequoia and Kings Cyn since 1997...I was mid-fifties then and hiked 14 miles through those trees (out to the ocean) before I even knew what was happening!

MelloB...going there now to see your point of view.
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It can be defined as the situation where there is occurrence of the same letter or sound. This can be at the beginning or they can also be connected words and it is generally the reputation of sound in a phrase. You can get more details on the definition at https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=What+is+alliteration.

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March Madness

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She sells sea shells by the sea shore....is not only a tongue twister but a slightly exaggerated example of alliteration.

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Tongue twister

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The commencement of one or more syllables in a word. That's why the dictionary says. :)

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it when every word in the sentence begins with the same letter except for two words.for example: peter picked a pack of pickles

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Its two or more words starting with the same letter in a row. (scary storms)

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correct.
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One of the cleverest uses of alliteration I know comes from C.S.Lewis's "Narnian Suite". Here are the first four lines:

With plucking pizzicato and the prattle of the kettledrum
We’re trotting into battle mid a clatter of accoutrement;
Our beards are big as periwigs and trickle with opopanax,
And trinketry and treasure twinkle out on every part of us

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That's amazing!
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He had a wonderful gift for words, Virginia. You ought to hear the rest of the poem. He carries on like for about seven verses.
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Wistfully wandering with wonderful wordcraft, frequently forgotten formatting form for fun fellows . . . . .

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Dear MelloBlue weren't you USMC?
Want to make sure you take in this question:
www.ask.com/answers/77074641/why-do-people-label-marines-as-psycho-or-crazy?qsrc=3112
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Yes, Sergeant of Marines 1964 - 1968
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Hi ynp...yes, that is why I thought MelloB might want to take a look at it...it needs a direct perspective like his maybe.
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