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Alliteration
What is Alliteration?   Alliteration is the repetition of    initial consonant sound in two    or more neighboring words o...
Let’s look at another example…        WEATHERWhether the weather be fineOr whether the weather be            not,Whether t...
What is the purpose of    Alliteration?
The purpose of alliteration is to create a consistent pattern that catches the  minds eye and focuses attention.    -http:...
The railroad tracks ran right through            the center of town.Alliterationmakes thereader readfaster, therebyadding ...
Alliterative poems tend to be  tongue twisters. They are written for the fun they bring      when they are read!She sells ...
Rules forAlliteration
Proper alliteration is NOT a   repetition of letters; it is a      repetition of sound.For example, never and knight allit...
Alliteration is NOT just repeating     consonant sounds at thebeginning of words, it could be inthe middle of a word. This...
Consonance is a lot like alliteration, except the lettersbeing repeated can appear at the beginning or at the end of the  ...
When vowels alliterate with  other vowels it is called       “assonance.”             Example:fleet feet sweep by sleeping...
Alliteration is all around us!Take some time to look around and notice…
In a Story or poetry…       Fresh Fish       Do you like fresh fish?       Its just fine at Finneys Diner.       Finney al...
In Sports (Sports writers REALLY      love alliteration!)…
On Billboards in advertising…
On the World Wide Web…
Restaurants advertise using the help          of alliteration.
Product Advertising (another HUGE       user of alliteration)
Brand Names
Store Names
TelevisionCan you think of other examples?
Check Your UnderstandingClick on the following link to take a short             alliteration quiz
Now it’s your turn!Assignment: Create an alliterative poem    on a PowerPoint slide.Guidelines:1. Your poem must be at lea...
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  1. 1. Alliteration
  2. 2. What is Alliteration? Alliteration is the repetition of initial consonant sound in two or more neighboring words or syllables. Also known as Initial Rhyme.Here are some examples:• the wild winds of winter• Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. http://www.sil.org/lingualinks/literacy/otherresources/glossaryofliteracyterms/WhatIsAlliteration.htm
  3. 3. Let’s look at another example… WEATHERWhether the weather be fineOr whether the weather be not,Whether the weather be coldOr whether the weather be hot, Well weather the weather Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not. -- Anonymous
  4. 4. What is the purpose of Alliteration?
  5. 5. The purpose of alliteration is to create a consistent pattern that catches the minds eye and focuses attention. -http://www.techwr-l.com/techwhirl/archives/9810/techwhirl-9810-00362.html
  6. 6. The railroad tracks ran right through the center of town.Alliterationmakes thereader readfaster, therebyadding a senseof speed andintensity to thesentence.WriteGuide’s Letter WritingProgram
  7. 7. Alliterative poems tend to be tongue twisters. They are written for the fun they bring when they are read!She sells seashells by the seashore!
  8. 8. Rules forAlliteration
  9. 9. Proper alliteration is NOT a repetition of letters; it is a repetition of sound.For example, never and knight alliterate because they begin with the same consonant sound.Conversely, even though tin and thank begin with the sameletter, they do not alliterate because they don’t begin with the same consonant sound. http://alliteration.net/field5.htm
  10. 10. Alliteration is NOT just repeating consonant sounds at thebeginning of words, it could be inthe middle of a word. This is also known as “consonance.”
  11. 11. Consonance is a lot like alliteration, except the lettersbeing repeated can appear at the beginning or at the end of the word. Example:1. More men came home that day than we ever expected.2. She gave the big dog a hug. WriteGuide’s Letter Writing Program
  12. 12. When vowels alliterate with other vowels it is called “assonance.” Example:fleet feet sweep by sleeping geeks.
  13. 13. Alliteration is all around us!Take some time to look around and notice…
  14. 14. In a Story or poetry… Fresh Fish Do you like fresh fish? Its just fine at Finneys Diner. Finney also has some fresher fish thats fresher and much finer. But his best fish is his freshest fish and Finney says with pride, "The finest fish at Finneys is my freshest fish, French-fried!" "Oh say can you say" Dr. Seuss, 1979
  15. 15. In Sports (Sports writers REALLY love alliteration!)…
  16. 16. On Billboards in advertising…
  17. 17. On the World Wide Web…
  18. 18. Restaurants advertise using the help of alliteration.
  19. 19. Product Advertising (another HUGE user of alliteration)
  20. 20. Brand Names
  21. 21. Store Names
  22. 22. TelevisionCan you think of other examples?
  23. 23. Check Your UnderstandingClick on the following link to take a short alliteration quiz
  24. 24. Now it’s your turn!Assignment: Create an alliterative poem on a PowerPoint slide.Guidelines:1. Your poem must be at least 5 lines.2. Use complete sentences that make sense.3. Use correct punctuation.4. Include at least 3 examples of alliteration in your poem.5. Add a related picture/image to your slide.6. You can view some examples by clicking on the link: Alliteration Examples

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