All About Alliteration
Playing with pace and sound.
The literary device alliteration means “the repetition of sound in a series or sequence of words. As Poets & Wordsmiths member Tziporah Dorman points out, “many poets have used this tool to enhance their writing.” Take, for example, Edgar Allen Poe with the opening line of his famously chilling poem “The Raven”:
“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary” (1)
Through the repetition of the “w” sound in “while, weak and weary,” Poe uses alliteration to create a certain pace and rhythm in his work.
Your turn! For this prompt, dear poets, practice and play with alliteration, as Akhila Bandlora does here
. Write a ten-line poem using alliteration in at least five of your lines.
We look forward to poring over your poems!
Thank you to Poets & Wordsmiths writer Tziporah Dorfman for providing the original inspiration for this prompt. And thank you to Peer Ambassador akhila78 for this stunning example.