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Examples of Alliteration

This page contains examples of Alliteration.

Definition of Alliteration: A literary device in which the same sound appears at the beginning of two or more words in short succession.

Examples of Alliteration in Poetry

"For the sky and the sea, and the sea and the sky"
Samuel Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner

"Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered weak and weary"
Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven

"Now Beowulf bode in the burg of the Scyldings, Leader beloved,
and long he ruled In fame with all folk since his father had gone"
Unknown, Beowulf

"Mary sat musing on the lamp-flame at the table
Waiting for Warren. When she heard his step"
Robert Frost, The Death of the Hired Man

Alliteration in Famous Quotes

"My style is public negotiations for parity, rather than private negotiations for position."
Jesse Jackson

Examples of Alliteration in Novels

"The wind had blown off, leaving a loud, bright night, with wings beating in the trees and a persistent organ sound as the full bellows of the earth blew the frogs full of life."
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Nursery Rhyme Alliteration Examples

"Three grey geese in a green field grazing,
Grey were the geese and green was the grazing"
Mother Goose