Friday, 7 April 2017

Alliteration

My brilliant,  beautiful books! (Alliteration)
                                                                                                                                                                                         

Hello Everyone,

For the last few weeks I have been looking at various aspects of writing... flash fiction...creating six word stories...dialogue...poetry. I would like to finish this series of blogs with something close to my heart, adorable alliteration. Words are wonderful; they can be powerful and strong or meek, gentle and soothing. They can say so much or so little. I just adore adjectives and adverbs and would despair when one of my editors showed delight in deleting them. To him they were superlative subjunctives. The key in editing is brevity. We have a luscious language where words flourish and I just delight in using them to their full potential. Delightful, decorative descriptions. So, what is alliteration?

It is when the same letter or sound is at the beginning  closely connected words and the more words, in my opinion, the better.
                                               
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Tongue twisters are excellent examples:

She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore.

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

Round and round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran.

Many a mickle makes a muckle.

Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards.
                                                 
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A few examples taken from the Internet:

But he was blessed with a brilliant brain.

The beautiful bouquet blossomed in the bright sun.

Our financial future fell into a freefall.

She happily helped the homeless.

That’s the sound of someone sipping soup for supper
                                                 
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I trust you are all observant and aware of alliteration (in bold) in my writing.
I challenge you to write your own short sentences using alliteration. It is fantabulous fascinating fun!

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Lady M!




2 comments:

  1. I remember trying to recite the sea shells sea shells one aged 16 having just got my O level results which were decent. Family took me out for a meal. we were in france and I had some wine, ten some more wine and a bit more. In the car on the way home I tried to do sea shells. It did not go well.

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    1. Thanks for sharing that with us Richard. Hope the memory brought a smile to your face. Feel free to use these tongue twisters as medication in your surgery this week!

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