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Alliteration is meant to be more than a tongue twister, though. I have come across contrasting definitions of alliteration in different dictionaries, grammars and on websites. PDF downloads of all 888 LitCharts literature guides, and of every new one we publish. Email Required, but never shown. They are consonance and assonance. Have some questions? Quincy's quilters quit quilting quickly.
Generally this is used to make a sentence or phrase memorable, humorous or to create emphasis. Post as a guest Name.
Want to suggest an edit? Are there two types of alliterations as Collins Dictionary says - consonantal and vocalic alliterations?
Other words can appear between them. To name just a few: For example: Kestler, Justin. Busy as a bee Dead as a doornail Get your goat Give up the ghost Good as gold Home sweet home Last laugh Leave in the lurch Mad as a March hare Make a mountain out of a molehill Method to the madness Moaning Minnie Neck and neck Not on your nelly Out of order Pleased as punch Pooh-pooh Primrose path Right as rain Ride roughshod Add Style to Sentences Alliteration is a commonly used stylistic tool that adds emphasis and interest to a sentence and can help you remember names and phrases.
Example For example: Ask Question. Every superhero is like a brand, created by comic-book folks to sound cool and stick in your mind.