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  • 1. Alliteration
    Consonance and Assonance
    By: Stephanie Drouillard
    Edu 290 T, Th 11:00
  • 2. Have you Ever Heard…
    Sally sold seashells by the sea shore
    Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
    These are both examples of alliteration!
  • 3. Definition:
    Alliteration: Having stressed syllables with the same sound or sound group repeating at the beginning of two or more words
    Images from Microsoft Clip Art
  • 4. Alliterations don’t always have to start with the same letter. It only has to have the same sound!
    The phonic ‘ph’ can sound like f….
    Funny photos
    ‘C’ can sometimes sound like ‘S’….
    Sassy Celebrities
    ‘C’ can sound like ‘K’…
    Kitty Cat
    Image from Microsoft Clip Art
  • 5. Where is Alliteration Used?
    Companies: to make brand names more memorable
    Examples: Krispy Kreme, Best Buy, PayPal
    Characters: to appeal to children and stand out
    Examples: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, SpongeBob Squarepants
  • 6. Where is Alliteration Used….
    Phrases: Examples- • Home Sweet Home
    Busy As a Bee
    Good as Gold
    Poems: makes poems more interesting, and accentuates the rhythm. Example:
    Sleek seals
    Dipping diving
    Strolling slowly
    Images from Microsoft Clip Art
  • 7. Is This Alliteration?
    Eric eats eggs
    Becky bought a beagle
    Silent child
    Living the life
    Find the phone fast
    She was thinking and blinking
  • 8. Consonance
    Definition: Internal repetition or ending consonant sounds in a section of words
    *What is a consonant*
    A speech sound that is not a vowel (a,e,i,o,u)
  • 9. Examples of Consonance:
    The lumpy, bumpy road
    The string was strong
    Some mammals are clammy
  • 10. Consonance in the Real World
    Used in Songs: “Lose Yourself” by Eminem
    “Hold your nose ‘cause here goes the cold water”
    Used in Poems: “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
    “There came a tapping, as of some one gently rapping-rapping on my chamber door”
  • 11. Assonance
    Definition: Internal repetition of vowel sounds in words close together
    * What is a vowel?*
    A, E, I, O, or U
    A, E, I, O, U
  • 12. Examples of Assonance
    I made my way to the lake
    The hat man
    I don’t know what's going on!
  • 13. Assonance in the Real World
    In Poems:
    “The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe
    “Hear the mellow wedding bells”
    In Songs:
    “Hey Soul Sister” by Train
    “You gave my life direction, a game show love connection”
  • 14. Is this alliteration, consonance, or assonance?
    He struck a streak of bad luck
    There was a fleet of sleeping geese
    The pig put on a few pounds
    How now brown cow
    The sun made my skin sizzle
    Too much use of alliteration, consonance, or assonance can be excessive and be distracting in writing!
    Use sparingly and make sure to not use too much of one device in writing. Make sure to incorporate alliteration, consonance, as well as assonance