A LLITERATION By: Chong Moua, Brenna Murray, Mai Saisitthidej, and Grant McGuire
A LLITERATION Definition: The repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables; also called head rhyme, initial rhyme. Assonance: The repetition of similar vowel sounds in poetry. He had a book and a crooked hat. Consonance: When words appearing at the ends of two or more verses have similar final consonant sounds but have final vowel sounds that differ ’T was later when the summer went Than when the cricket came, And yet we knew that gentle clock Meant nought but going home.
E XAMPLE P OEMS Cipher Connected By Paul McCann Careless cars cutting corners create confusion. Crossing centrelines. Countless collisions cost coffins. Collect conscious change. Copy? Continue cautiously. Comply? Cool.
EXAMPLE POEMS Lee Emmett MONDAY MORNING MOANING Monday morning moaning Tuesday trip to town Wednesday weeping woman Thursday think thumbs down Friday's fair for floating Saturday sulking, so sad Sunday singing sweetly Monday morning mad
P OETS & P OEMS Edgar Allen Poe (The Raven) Lee Emmett (Monday Morning Moaning, Itch) William Thomas Dodd (Fabulously Factitive) Robert Frost (Stopping by Woods, Nothing Gold can Stay)
R ESOURCES http://languagearts.pppst.com/alliteration.html http://www.voicesnet.org/allpoemsonecategory.as px?catid=AL0010 http://www.examples-help.org.uk/alliteration.htm
A CTIVITY Tongue twisters! Each group will create a tongue twister from the sound or subject assigned to them. Tongue twisters should be at least 10 words long and actually make sense! The group with the best tongue twister, as voted by DeMiero and Knight wins a prize!