Alliteration is a figure of speech in which words start with the same sound. Sometimes that means the words start with the same letter, but not always.
- Read this definition of alliteration.
- Watch this video, Alliteration Song, Alliteration for Kids Song, Alliteration for Children by Melissa
Assignment: Email the answers to the below questions with the subject line of "Rhetoric - Figure of Speech, Alliteration."
- Make three word alliterations. For each noun, add an adjective and a verb that start with the same letter. For example, if given "dog," you're alliteration could be "dirty dog digs." Remember you're matching the SOUND of the first letter, not necessarily the first letter.
- Rewrite each of these sentences. The meaning should stay the same, but add alliteration. The only word you must keep the same is the underlined word. For example, "The playful cat went after the ball" could be rewritten "The playful pussy pounced on the ball."
Leon wrote happy songs.
The dancer courtsied.
The stars twinkled.
The magician wore a hat.
The dog slept on the floor.