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Definition of the noun alliteration
What does alliteration mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: alliterations
- use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
- example: We studied the Concordance to Shakespeare to accumulate examples of alliteration.
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonyms of alliteration: beginning rhyme / head rhyme / initial rhyme
- more generic words: rhyme / rime = correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines
Alternative definition of the noun alliteration
- The repetition of consonants at the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals.
- The recurrence of the same letter in accented parts of words, as in Anglo-Saxon alliterative meter.
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The Earliest English (2016)
An Introduction to Old English Language by Chris Mccully, Sharon Hilles
There are three key points to notice, though we'll have cause to modify these points, particularly the point about apparent vowel alliteration, as we proceed: • alliteration is a property of stressed syllables • where they occur at the beginning of a ...
Gone Fishing (2013)
by Tamera Will Wissinger
Alliteration is the repetition of the same vowel or consonant sound at the beginning ofwords. The first stanza of “Fisherman's...
Historical Linguistics, 1997 (1998)
Selected Papers from the 13th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Düsseldorf, 10-17 August 1997 by Monika S. Schmid, Jennifer R. Austin, Dieter Stein
Alliteration is the most salient, the most stable, the most inviolable feature of OE verse. It is also...
Alliteration is a mirror image of a slant rhyme within the structure of the syllable: rhyme constitutes identity of the nucleus and the coda, as in fit:lit, ...
Countdown to Poetry Writing (2009)
Step by Step Approach to Writing Techniques for 7-12 Years by Steve Bowkett
Alliteration is a common linguistic/literary device that, along with assonance and onomatopoeia, composes the 'sonic...
Alliteration is the repetition of initial consonant sounds (brown bears bother badgers boisterously), while consonance is ...
EvoWorkshops 2007:EvoCOMNET, EvoFIN, EvoIASP, EvoINTERACTION, EvoMUSART, EvoSTOC, and EvoTransLog, Valencia, Spain, April 11-13, 2007, Proceedings by Mario Giacobini
Introduction Alliteration is a literary figure difficult to explain in precise terms. For example, some human poets consider alliteration to be the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words; others consider it to be the repetition of ...
Moondog Verse (2004)
One Independent School Teacher's Manifesto and Manual for Teaching Creative Writing to Middle Schoolers by David Winans
Glossary of Terms Alliteration is the technique of linking words 73 Postscript: Moondog Matinee.
Preaching That Connects (2009)
Using Techniques of Journalists to Add Impact by Mark Galli
Alliteration is the easiest rhetorical rope to cast over the sermon, ...
Believer's Bible Commentary (1989)
by William MacDonald, Arthur L. Farstad
5Preachers are especially fond of this device for sermon outlines, and when not forced, fanciful, or overdone, alliteration is a real help to the memory. 6In the NT the book of Hebrews opens with a cluster of words beginning with the "p” sound ...
by Eva Hajicova, Miroslav Cervenka
Alliteration is a stylistic, prosodic device that has been used in English since the earliest times of its existence. It is a concord of initial consonants in words, and basically belongs to the sentence phonetics, see Trnka (1973). In Old English ...
Approaching poetry (2013)
by The Open University
Alliteration is the term used to describe successive.
INFORMATION: Alliteration is the repetition of the first sound in two or more adjacent words or syllables. EXAMPLE: Say this: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers... APPLICATION: Now the student can identify this stylistic device in ...
A History of Free Verse (2001)
by Chris Beyers
Alliteration is the main structural feature of Old English poetry and poems in the Alliterative revival — a device of expectation instead of surprise, because a competent Anglo-Saxon or medieval reader expects alliteration in certain places in the ...
by Mechthild, Theresa A. Halligan
Alliteration is a favorite but not an overly conspicuous device, sometimes suggested by the Latin: Hec est speciosior sole et sideribus sublimior. t>is sawle es more speciouse pan the sunne ande hyere ban pe sternes (232/19- ...
Alliteration is the repetition of a sound at the beginning of words in a phraseć EXAMPLEč Coleridge describes a river that goes Imeandering in a mazy motionćJ The point here is not just to choose a repeated sound for emphasis but to choose ...
I Am in Fact a Hobbit (2003)
An Introduction to the Life and Works of J. R. R. Tolkien by Perry C. Bramlett
Alliteration is the repetition of consonant or vowel sounds in poetry, which enhances the musical qualities of language. It is used to achieve a strong texture of sound, either dissonance or harmony, depending on the patterning of consonants.
The North British Review (1857)
If rhyme, as we shall soon show, is the great means, in modern languages, of marking essential metrical pauses, alliteration is a very effective mode of conferring emphasis on the accent, which is the primary foundation of metre. Could any rule ...
by Peter Auger
alliteration A FIGURE involving the REPETITION of the same letter(s) at the ...
Gradus, A-Z by Bernard Marie Dupriez
Alliteration Travels; C. Orwell, Animal Farm; R. de Obaldia, Le Tamerlan des coeurs; H. Aquin, Prochain Episode. R6: For the differences between allegory and apologue*, see the latter, R1; see also diatyposis*, R1, and riddle*. Allegory is a ...
by Bryan A. Garner
Alliteration. A. Purposeful Examples. How language affects the ear should be a critical concern of every writer. Writers frequently harness sounds for any of several effects. When they repeat sounds in nearby words, the result is called ...
A Dictionary of Stylistics (2014)
by Katie Wales
RHYME «, alliteration is the REPETITION of the initial consonant in two or more words. As a deliberate PHONOLOGICAL device, it is associated mostly with LITERARY ...
by Marcel Danesi
alliteration. [< Latin AD 'to' + LITTERA 'letter'] Repetition of the initial sound ( usually a consonant or consonant cluster) in two or more words of a phrase, expression, line of poetry, etc. Illustrations: 1. scrolls of silver snoivy sentences ( Hart ...
by Chris Baldick
alliteration thinking permeated the Christian literature of the Middle Ages, flourishing in the *morality plays and in the *dream visions of Dante and Langland. Some later allegorists like Dryden and Orwell used allegory as a method of *satire; ...
by Bryan A. Garner
ALliTeraTIon. A. Rhetorically Effective Examples. "The primary appeal of the language," wrote Jerome Frank, "is to the ear." The SOUND OF PROSE is therefore a critical concern. And writers frequently harness sounds for any of several effects.
by Michael Lapidge, John Blair, Simon Keynes, Donald Scragg
NICOLE GUENTHER DISCENZA ALLITERATION, the echoing of the initial sounds of words, is perhaps the most distinctive stylistic feature of AngloSaxon literature, and is found widely in both Latin and Old English, in prose and especially in ...
The popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1874)
ALLITERATION, the repetition of the same initial letter in several words, or strongly accented syllables, occurring in close succession; as "Many men, many minds," " Weave the warp and weave the woof." Alliteration is frequently used in ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
alliteration The Campion series began with several ingenious, popular thrillers. A series of more tightly constructed intellectual problem stories, beginning with Death of a Ghost (1934) and including Flowers for the Judge (1936), The Fashion ...
Encyclopaedia Americana : a popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, history, politics, and biography, brought down to the present time (1836)
Such alliteration sometimes happens without the intention of the writer or speaker , and may be disagreeableto the ear, in the same way as a rhyme occurring involuntarily. Alliteration is pleasing when skilfully managed, so as to produce what ...
by J. A. Cuddon
alliteration. (L 'repeating and playing upon the same letter') A figure of speech in which consonants, especially at the beginning of words or stressed syllables, are repeated. It is a very old device indeed in English verse (older than rhyme) and ...
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- Alliteration: Definition, Kinds & Examples
Alliteration Definition: The word alliteration has been derived from the Latin word alliterare, meaning to start with the same letter. In literature, alliteration is the ...
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Scrabble value of A1L1L1I1T1E1R1A1T1I1O1N1
The value of this 12-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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