An alliteration is a string of two or more words where each word has the same first consonant sound, for example: 'Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers' and 'She sells sea-shells down by the sea-shore'. As can be seen, alliterations possess rhythmic qualities.
Alliteration is often used in poetry and, as you now know, in tongue twisters. Alliterations are also used for brand names, for example: Coca-Cola, PayPal and Dunkin' Donuts. Alliterative words are easier to remember ~ they are often used to help young children learn the English language.
Play this 11-plus quiz and see if you can make up a few alliterations of your own. You could try a little poem using your first name - give it a go!
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