Alliteration

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WHAT IS ALLITERATION? (Ah-LIT-ER-AY-SHon)

Alliteration is when you use the same letter to start lots of words within a phrase, a sentence or a paragraph.

Advertisements and the names of companies often use alliteration. Why is that?

BECAUSE ALLITERATION IS MEMORABLE!

So why did I choose a picture of a donut for alliteration?

You are more likely to remember Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts than you are to remember Brisky Kreme or Funkin’ Donut!

When the same letters start lots of words, it is more memorable to us.

So remember, next time you see a line in a poem, or a sentence in a book or a magazine and there are a lot of words starting with the same letter: it’s because the writer wants you to remember that line!

WHY DO WE USE ALLITERATION?

BECAUSE ALLITERATION IS MORE MEMORABLE!

I’ll give you another example. In cartoons, characters are also given names with alliteration to make people remember them more easily:

Mickey Mouse and Spongebob Squarepants are a lot easier to remember than Hickey Mouse or Plungebob Squarepants: right?