Alliteration
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Alliteration

This quiz helps children identify a key feature in poems. The National Curriculum requires KS1 children to learn poems and by Year 2 they should be able to recognise recurring literary language. Identifying the pattern in alliteration will aid their analysis skills and improve their all-round knowledge of literacy and the English language.

In poetry and some stories, patterns are created. Some writers like to use a technique called alliteration. Alliteration is when the first letter of two or more words start with the same sound. An example would be, ‘silly snake’. Both words begin with an ‘s’. Now test your knowledge on alliteration.

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  1. Which of these answers shows alliteration?
    The first answer shows three words beginning with 'g'. The three words don't always have to be next to each other but they should be within the same sentence.
  2. Which of these answers shows alliteration?
    Elephants are the biggest land mammals.
  3. Which of these answers shows alliteration?
    Here we have alliteration used twice: there are two words beginning with 'h' and three beginning with 'c'.
  4. Which of these answers shows alliteration?
    Alliteration can be seen in the word 'busy' and 'brainy'. Alliteration is used in poems and can be used in stories and other types of writing.
  5. Finish this sentence to make it include alliteration: Peter Piper picked
    This is a very famous tongue twister. Tongue twisters are full of alliteration and are quite hard to say.
  6. Finish this sentence to make it include alliteration: I saw Suzie...
    This is also a tongue twister. Try and say that sentence really fast five times and you'll see why we call it a tongue twister!
  7. Which of these answers shows alliteration?
    Tornados are often called twisters and that first sentence happened to be what we call a tongue twister!
  8. What is alliteration?
    Alliteration only happens when there are two or more words that begin with the same letter.
  9. Finish this sentence to make it include alliteration: Ten tall tents...
    The letter 't' was being used lots there. Alliteration mainly uses consonants, so try not to use alliteration with the letters a, e, i, o and u.
  10. Finish this sentence to make it include alliteration: The baby girl...
    If the word 'bounced' was there, then that could have been an option too. If, within one sentence, there are two words that begin with the same sound - it's alliteration.

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