Literary Device:Alliteration “She sells sea shells by the sea shore.” “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers “
This Week… We learned that when reading, good readers can detect and identify different types of literary device used by the authors! We studied the difference between simile and metaphor We also talked about personification and Onomatopoeia
And Yesterday … We learned to detect Hyperbole Which means… (I hope you remember..) Yes, exaggeration!
Today… We’re going to learn to detect another literary device called Alliteration
Does this question look familiar? 5 Read this sentence from the story. They reached the beach just in time to see the tiny turtles slipping silently into the waves. The phrases “tiny turtles” and “slipping silently” are examples of A alliteration B hyperbole C metaphor D simile
The Correct Answer 5 Read this sentence from the story. They reached the beach just in time to see the tiny turtles slipping silently into the waves. The phrases “tiny turtles” and “slipping silently” are examples of A alliteration B hyperbole C metaphor D simile
So what is alliteration? The use of the same starting sound across several words “tiny turtles” “the silent snow sifted softly on the sill”
Examples.. “Sweet smell of success” “Bigger and better” “Jump for Joy” “Sink or swim” “the more the merrier” “watchful waiting” “what a wonderful world” “Simon Says” “Practice makes Perfect”
Percy Examples.. “Maybe if I kick you in your soft spot, I thought. And make you sing soprano for a week.” (ch3, p35) “She baked blue birthday cakes. She mixed blueberry smoothies. She bought blue-corn tortilla chips and brought home blue candy from the shop..” (ch3, p38)
“He kept griping and groaning about losing her cooking…” (Ch3, p36) “’Not a scratch on this car, brain boy.’” (Ch3, p36) “If a seagull so much as pooped on his paint job, he’d find a way to blame me.” (Ch3, p36) “He was seven feet tall, easy, his arms and legs like something from the cover of Muscle Manmagazine-bulging biceps and triceps and a bunch of other ‘ceps, all stuffed like baseball under vein-webbed skin. (Ch4; p50)
Independent Reading .. In your book, find as many examples of alliteration as possible, write them down in your reading notebook! Again, pick your favorite and post it!