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.

A Fishy List by Kenn Nesbitt
A Fishy List
I Made a Meme this Morning by Kenn Nesbitt
I Made a Meme this Morning
Our Magic Toilet
My Dog Likes to Disco by Kenn Nesbitt
My Dog Likes to Disco
My Cat Knows Karate
April Fool's Day by Kenn Nesbitt
April Fool’s Day
Please Don't Prank Your Parents by Kenn Nesbitt
Please Don’t Prank Your Parents
My Sloth Is Supersonic
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
I Think My Dad Is Dracula
Good Morning Mrs. Hamster by Kenn Nesbitt
Good Morning, Mrs. Hamster
Tiny Todd the Turtle by Kenn Nesbitt
Tiny Todd the Turtle
Halloween Checklist by Kenn Nesbitt
Halloween Checklist
The Dog Ate Our Dinner by Kenn Nesbitt
The Dog Ate Our Dinner
Olympic Granny by Kenn Nesbitt
Olympic Granny
My Father Can't Find Me by Kenn Nesbitt
My Father Can’t Find Me
My Brother Plays Dungeons and Dragons
We Ate All the Cheetos
We Ate All the Cheetos
My Flat Cat
My Flat Cat
The Football Game Is on TV by Kenn Nesbitt
The Football Game Is on TV
Advice from Dracula
When Puppies Play Baseball by Kenn Nesbitt
When Puppies Play Baseball