Examples of Alliteration

Blog 2741 – 05.01.2023

Examples of Alliteration

The repetition of words beginning with the same sound has always been one of my fun favorite figures of speech. I recall a guy in high school talking about a group that he had considered joining whose initials were S.P.P.P.P.P. (Society for the Prevention of Placing Parsley on Paper Plates) a worthy and noble cause to be sure.

Some who perhaps do not prefer parsley or paper plates may not be fans of alliteration either. Tongue-twister fans may prefer their alliteration couched in phrases like, “She sells sea shells by the seashore” or “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” Some English phrases just roll off the tongue while other seem to tie our tongues in knots.

Baby’s first long awaited word is usually followed by months of babbling and bubbling sounds that eventually turn into recognizable phrases and real conversation. After thirty plus years of being a parent I still marvel when I am able to spend time in conversation with my son. It makes me feel like Ebenezer Scrooge after his spirit-filled Christmas Eve intervention i.e. as giddy as a school boy and with ole E.S. I must exclaim, “What a remarkable lad, what an intelligent lad.”

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White


The Muffin Muncher

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