Alliteration

Alliteration

by Adam Huddleston

 

This week’s literary term concerns a device often used by poets, but not as much by novelists. Alliteration is defined as the repetitive use of words with similar sounds in quick succession. For example: George the Giant jumped over the garage. It can be very effective in children’s literature (where the reader often enjoys the sounds) or lyrical writing. Most novelists try to avoid alliteration however in that it can distract the more mature reader from the overall story.

Happy writing!

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