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Manners of articulation
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Stop
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Sonorant
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Flaps/Tap
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Alliteration
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Consonance
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.Alliteration is a literary or rhetorical stylistic device that consists in repeating the same consonant sound at the beginning of two or more words in close succession.^ Beginning consonants - which two begin with the same sound?  man, sat, sick?

^ Usually the sound is a consonant or consonant cluster and is found at the beginning of words.
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^ Keep in mind that the strictest meaning of alliteration is when the consonant sounds at the beginning of words are repeated.

An example is the Mother Goose tongue-twister, "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers …".
.Assonance and consonance are types of alliteration.^ I thought that because it was repeating vowels and not consonants, it would be assonance and not alliteration?
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^ Aside from adding a skeletal structure to your lines, alliteration, consonance and, to a lesser extent, assonance can create a psychological, topical or structural link between thematic words.
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^ We should also bear in mind that while assonance, consonance and alliteration may be the most salient aspects of sound they are by no means the most important.
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.In poetry, alliteration may also refer to repetition of a consonant in any syllables that, according to the poem's meter, are stressed as if they occurred at the beginning of a word, as in James Thomson's verse "Come…dragging the lazy languid Line along" [1].^ In some cases, people will use alliteration to refer to any repeated consonant sounds, even if they don’t occur at the beginning of words.

^ Alliteration : repetition of the same sound beginning several words in sequence.
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^ Repetition occurs with the word she.
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.Alliteration is usually distinguished from the mere repetition of the same sound in positions other than the beginning of each word — whether a consonant, as in "some mammals are clammy" (consonance) or a vowel, as in "yellow wedding bells" (assonance); but the term is sometimes used in these broader senses.^ The poet alliterates words beginning in j with words beginning in vowels, h , and soft g .
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^ Alliteration might also be used to describe the repetition of a consonant sound nestled in the middle or even at the end of words.

^ The repetition and pattern of these consonant (called "consonance") and vowel (called "assonance") sounds are as important as the repetition of similar syllables (called "rhyme").
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.January 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Alliteration may also include the use of different consonants with similar properties (labials, dentals, etc.^ Your Physical Ability III. The Problems     A. Use Common Wording     B. Use Correct Wording     C. Use Core Wording     D. Use Conversational Wording Alliteration is defined by Webster as: 'The use of the same consonant or similar sound at the beginning of eash stressed sylable in a line of verse.'

^ These poetry terms explain different effects that you can use in your writing, similar to the way filmmakers use special effects in their movies.

^ Alliteration might also be used to describe the repetition of a consonant sound nestled in the middle or even at the end of words.

) .[2] or even the unwritten glottal stop that precedes virtually every word-initial vowel in the English language, as in the phrase "Apt alliteration's artful aid" (despite the unique pronunciation of the "a" in each word) [3].^ Others have argued that at the time when the rules for alliteration were originally developed in Primitive Germanic (the ancestor language of both Old English and Old Icelandic), vowel sounds in orally-delivered poetry were preceded by the catch or click known as a "glottal stop" and it was this --- rather than the following vowel --- that alliterated.
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^ The "t" in "tore" is more prominent than the one in "rote" even if the word after "rote" begins with a vowel sound.
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^ A lliteration is the repetition of the initial consonant sounds of words in close proximity to one another.

.Alliteration is commonly used in many languages, especially in poetry.^ A study of languages shows that Alliteration has been used throughout history, and is used around the globe today.
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^ CONCLUSION Using alliterative verse, Minkova provides many interesting new analyses of the actuation and chronology of Early English sound changes.
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^ We English teachers like to speak of alliteration, assonance , and rhyme , especially in poetry, as magic adornments the writer somehow adds to the phrase or line.
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.Alliterative verse was an important ingredient of poetry in Old English and other old Germanic languages such as Old High German, Old Norse, and Old Saxon.^ The poet was drawing here on an even older Germanic tradition, just as he was setting a high standard for other poets in Anglo-Saxon, who produced such alliterative works as Widsith, Deor's Lament, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, and The Ruin.
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^ Others have argued that at the time when the rules for alliteration were originally developed in Primitive Germanic (the ancestor language of both Old English and Old Icelandic), vowel sounds in orally-delivered poetry were preceded by the catch or click known as a "glottal stop" and it was this --- rather than the following vowel --- that alliterated.
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^ A further important discussion point of chapter 3 involves the question of when and how the Old English cluster sk- was palatalized and assibilated in Old English.
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On the other hand, its accidental occurrence is often viewed as a defect.

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Literature and poetry

.Relative formal accessibility of alliteration makes it one of the most commonly used literary tools in English, tracing its origins back to Old English and its ancestral languages.^ Use of obsolete or old-fashioned language e.g.

^ Apprenticeship Novel: See Bildungsroman Archetype : The word archetype is commonly used to describe an original pattern or model from which all other things of the same kind are made.
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^ The original word may have been the relatively rare northern word stanges , "stings, pains," which would offer soundplay with strang and lang , as well as alliteration.
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.Old Germanic poetry was mostly in the form of alliterative verse that relied heavily on consonance and assonance rather than rhyme.^ W. S. Gilbert, The Mikado Anglo-Saxon prosody was based on alliteration rather than rhyme.
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^ The repetition and pattern of these consonant (called "consonance") and vowel (called "assonance") sounds are as important as the repetition of similar syllables (called "rhyme").
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^ I thought that because it was repeating vowels and not consonants, it would be assonance and not alliteration?
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An example of Old English alliterative verse, is this passage from the famous poem Beowulf[4]:
[...] Þa cwom Wealhþeo forð
gan under gyldnum beage, þær þa godan twegen
sæton suhterge-fæderan; þa gyt wæs hiera sib ætgædere,
æghwylc oðrum trywe.

[...] Wealhtheow came to sit
in her gold crown between two good men,
uncle and nephew, each one of whom
still trusted the other

Beowulf, lines 1162-1165.

.Statistical analysis of alliteration use in a Thomas Churchyard poem was used in order to correctly date it in relation to his other works.^ Students work independently to answer the following questions related to symbolism as used in the poem.

^ Probably the most powerful rhythmic and thematic uses of alliteration are contained in Beowulf, written in Anglo-Saxon and one of the earliest English poems extant.
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^ The following passage from Angelou’s work effectively illustrates the use of alliteration: “…the preacher really hadn’t moved into the meat of the sermon” (34).
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[5] .Statistics can also fuel debates on whether alliterations in literary works were included by chance or by the author’s volition, as in a recent study of 100 Shakespearian sonnets.^ The lazy preacher will not alliterate because it takes time, effort, study and work.

^ Maya Angelou is a universal author whose autobiographical series encompasses all the characteristics of what distinguishes a literary work.
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^ Longer p sequences The work of authors who have attained the highest levels of "p" alliteration deserves particular praise.
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[6]
.Alliteration still seems to maintain an important, though perhaps more subtle, part in contemporary English poetry.^ It is more important that people understand our preaching than that we alliterate.
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^ Substance in sermons is more important than alliterating.
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^ We English teachers like to speak of alliteration, assonance , and rhyme , especially in poetry, as magic adornments the writer somehow adds to the phrase or line.
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Books aimed at young readers often use alliteration, as it consistently captures children's interest, as the "powerful Poo-A-Doo powder" and the "Bitsy Big-Boy Boomeroo" in Dr. Seuss's The Butter Battle Book. .Dorie Books has published an alliterated children's book with poetic words called "Thank You for the Thistle."^ You’ll know because your child will begin calling out alliterative sounds being heard!
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^ In your desire to alliterate, you must be careful not to use words that muddy the meaning of your text or outline.
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^ Note I said, “call out that sound that makes words alliterative.” .
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.It comes with lesson plans on how to write with alliteration.^ Lesson plan: Students will access and view the PowerPoint, Alliteration.
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^ However, it’s not as important to differentiate between what is and isn’t alliteration as it is to understand how to use repetition of sound in your writing.

^ FRAMED_PARAGRAPH_on_Fibonacci.doc MATH Lesson 1: Explains how to write a framed summary paragraph and gives sentence starters to help students write an argumentative summary paragraph.
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Among contemporary literature, crime fiction writer James Ellroy employed alliteration extensively in the second volume of his Underworld USA Trilogy, The Cold Six Thousand, consistent with the novel's hard-boiled tabloid style.

Usage in English

Pop culture

Alliteration survives most obviously in modern English in magazine article titles, advertisements and business names, comic strip or cartoon characters, and common expressions: [7]
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  • Places in books: Bat Barn, Terror Tombs, Vampire Village
  • Comics/cartoons and characters: Beetle Bailey, Donald Duck, and Mickey Mouse.^ On alliterative names: Does it become less comic book/character-ish if only the sounds are the same but the letter is different for the first and last?
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    .Stan Lee has stated that he used alliteration extensively when naming his superhero characters because such names stand out and are more memorable (e.g.^ Because these characters contrast, each makes the personality of the other stand out.
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    ^ I don't think I would specifically avoid it, but I can't say I would ever choose a name just BECAUSE it was alliterative.
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    ^ It is also known as liljulag ("the Lilja -meter") because of its use in a famous 14th-century poem of that name.
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    Scott Summers, Peter Parker, Sue Storm and many others). .V for Vendetta is famous for the self-introductory monologue by the title character, a few paragraphs long, that consists almost entirely of words starting with the letter V.
  • Magazine articles: “Science has Spoiled my Supper”[8], “Too Much Talent in Tennessee?”[9], and "Kurdish Control of Kirkuk Creates a Powder Keg in Iraq" [10]
  • Children's Books: "Thank You for the Thistle" by Dorie Thurston uses alliteration thoughout the book and is a great teacher resource for teaching alliteration to elementary school children.^ The loss of letters or syllables at the start of a word.

    ^ Thank you so much.

    ^ Thank you for the great web site!!!
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    .Animalia by Graeme Base is a famous example of alliteration within a storybook.^ A famous example of alliteration is found at the beginning of William Shakespeare's Tempest : .

    ^ Other Alphabet books using alliteration include G. Base's Animalia (1987) published by Harry N. Abrams and J. Patience's (1993) An amazing alphabet, published by Random House.
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    ^ Some common examples of this is initial alliteration are “sticks and stones” and “mind over matter.” When alliteration occurs within words, it is called hidden alliteration or internal alliteration.
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    Many names in the Harry Potter series feature alliterations (e.g. .Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin were the four wizards who founded Hogwarts School).
  • Shops: "Coffee Corner", "Sushi Station", "Best Buy".
  • Expressions: "busy as a bee", "dead as a doornail", "good as gold", "right as rain", etc..
  • Music: CSN's Helplessly Hoping, Janet Jackson, Franz Ferdinand, Kerry Katona, Blackalicious's Alphabet Aerobics.^ Here's the condensed version: Home --> walk to London Drugs --> walk to Best Buy --> walk to Future Shop --> walk home --> walk to Future Shop --> walk home --> drive to Best Buy -- drive home with TV! In the end we got ourselves a 37" flatscreen.

    ^ Since we live near a Best Buy, Future Shop, and London Drugs, we decided just to walk to all of them and then drive to the one when we had picked the TV to buy.

    Within Tupac Shakur's song If I Die 2 Nite, the lyrics consist of alliteration mostly with "P" beginning words, sometimes replaced by "C" or "K".
  • Names and pseudonyms: Ronald Reagan, Alex Adams, Rodney Rude, Marilyn Manson, Bradley Branning.
  • Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders, Los Angeles Lakers, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Jersey Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Pittsburgh Pirates,Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Phillies
  • The release names of the Linux distribution, Ubuntu.
  • In the movie V for Vendetta (film) the character V gives a monolouge with almost exclusive alliteration on the letter V.

Old English names

.Another use of alliteration in Old English, outside the literary sphere, is found in personal name giving.^ These biblical illustrations of alliteration are, however, often lost in our English translations; for what alliterates in one language will not always alliterate in another language.
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^ Although alliteration is used more in literature (including Kit Kittredge and Molly McIntyre above) is it something we really should avoid in our own names?
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^ There are also a few minor exceptions, e.g., Hr- at the beginning of Icelandic proper names alliterates with r- in English (and not with h- as in Icelandic).
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[11] This is evidenced by the unbroken series of 9th century kings of Wessex named Æthelwulf, Æthelbald, Æthelberht, and Æthelred. These were followed in the 10th century by their direct descendants Æthelstan and Æthelred II, who ruled as kings of England.[12] The Anglo-Saxon saints Tancred, Torhtred and Tova provide a similar example, among siblings.[13]
.A well-known modern example of alliteration in name giving is the Gracie family.^ I also grew up with a family of 8 children, all of whose first and last names started with F. Alliteration between first and last name AND alliteration among the siblings - a bit much.
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^ Not only does it give well-rounded definitions, it provides practical examples, and direct references to the page numbers on which the introduction and lessons on the literary devices are executed.
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^ Yes, most examples--and almost all modern ones--do involve consonant sounds but vowel sounds qualify as well.
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See also

References

  1. ^ James Thomson. The Castle of Indolence. 
  2. ^ Stoll, E. E. (May 1940). "Poetic Alliteration". Modern Language Notes 55 (5): 388. 
  3. ^ Scott, Fred N. (December 1915). "Vowel Alliteration in Modern Poetry". Modern Language Notes 30 (8): 237. 
  4. ^ Hieatt, Constance B., 'Alliterative Patterns in the Hypermetric Lines of Old English Verse', in Modern Philology Vol. 71, No. 3. (Feb. 1974), pp. 237
  5. ^ Shirley, Carles G, Jr. "Alliteration as Evidence in Dating a Poem of Thomas Churchyard: An Exploratory Computer-Aided Study". Modern Philology, Vol. 76, No. 4. (May, 1979), pp. 374.
  6. ^ Stoll, Elmer E. Modern Language Notes, Vol. 55, No. 5. (May, 1940), pp. 388-390.
  7. ^ Coard, Robert L. Wide-Ranging Alliteration. Peabody Journal of Education, Vol. 37, No. 1. (Jul., 1959),pp. 30-32.
  8. ^ Wylie, Philip G. Science has Spoiled my Supper. Atlantic Magazine, April 1954.
  9. ^ Dykeman, Wilma: Too Much Talent in Tennessee? Harper's Magazine, 210 (Mar 1955): 48-53.
  10. ^ Oppel, Richard A. Kurdish Control of Kirkuk Creates a Powder Keg in Iraq. New York Times. [1]
  11. ^ Gelling, M., Signposts to the Past (2nd edition), Phillimore, 1988, pp. 163-4.
  12. ^ Old English "Æthel" translates to modern English "noble". For further examples of alliterative Anglo-Saxon royal names, including the use of only alliterative first letters, see e.g. Yorke, B., Kings and Kingdoms of Early Anglo-Saxon England, Seaby, 1990, Table 13 (p. 104; Mercia, names beginning with "C", "M", and "P"), and pp. 142-3 (Wessex, names beginning with "C"). For discussion of the origins and purposes of Anglo-Saxon "king lists" (or "regnal lists"), see e.g. Dumville, D.N., 'Kingship, Genealogies and Regnal Lists', in Sawyer, P.H. & Wood, I.N. (eds.), Early Medieval Kingship, University of Leeds, 1977.
  13. ^ Rollason, D.W., 'Lists of Saints' resting-places in Anglo-Saxon England', in Anglo-Saxon England 7, 1978, p. 91.

External links

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Simple English

Alliteration is when a sentence or phrase has many words that do not necessarily start with the same letter, but it seems like a lot of the time it does. It is commonly used in advertising, poetry, headlines, and tongue-twisters. Basically the first consonant repeats itself throughout the sentence.

An example of alliteration is "Sally sold sea shells so she should sleep soundly so so so so sweet", and "Sally sold sea shells down by the sea shore".



Citable sentences

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Here are sentences from other pages on Alliteration, which are similar to those in the above article.








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