poetic device: Alliteration

Alliteration is not when words start with the same letter but, rather, when the first stressed (or accented) syllable of two nearby words begin with the same consonant sound. This means that there are basically three types of alliterations:

  1. When nearby words start with the same consonants and the same sounds, such as “dancing dogs”, or “big boys.”
  2. When nearby words start with different consonants but the same sounds, such as “cats and kittens” or “jungle gym.”
  3. When nearby words start with different sounds, but have the same sounds at the beginning of their first stressed syllable, such as “normal banana” (which each have an “n” sound on the first stressed syllable) or “regular karate” (which each have an “r” sound on the first stressed syllable).

These poems include alliterations. Some may have just a single alliteration within the poem, while others may include dozens of alliterations.

I Made a Meme this Morning by Kenn Nesbitt
I Made a Meme this Morning
My Dog Likes to Disco by Kenn Nesbitt
My Dog Likes to Disco
Our Magic Toilet
My Cat Knows Karate
Please Don't Prank Your Parents by Kenn Nesbitt
Please Don’t Prank Your Parents
April Fool's Day by Kenn Nesbitt
April Fool’s Day
Our Holiday Shopping by Kenn Nesbitt
Our Holiday Shopping
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye by Kenn Nesbitt
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye
Our Dog's Name is Roomba by Kenn Nesbitt
Our Dog’s Name is Roomba
My Sloth Is Supersonic
I Think My Dad Is Dracula
Good Morning Mrs. Hamster by Kenn Nesbitt
Good Morning, Mrs. Hamster
My Brother Plays Dungeons and Dragons
Tiny Todd the Turtle by Kenn Nesbitt
Tiny Todd the Turtle
The Dog Ate Our Dinner by Kenn Nesbitt
The Dog Ate Our Dinner
Olympic Granny by Kenn Nesbitt
Olympic Granny
I Dreamed it Was December by Kenn Nesbitt
I Dreamed it Was December
My Father Can't Find Me by Kenn Nesbitt
My Father Can’t Find Me
My Flat Cat
My Flat Cat
Advice from Dracula
We Ate All the Cheetos
We Ate All the Cheetos
Chelsea Had Some Chocolate Milk
The Football Game Is on TV by Kenn Nesbitt
The Football Game Is on TV
When Frankenstein Was Just a Kid by Kenn Nesbitt
When Frankenstein Was Just a Kid