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alliteration


Having a weakness for alliteration, his first tweet was "I am tweeting to test this Twitter thing."
  use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable — such as "rapidly rising river"
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Standard suffix:  The suffix, "ation" converts the verb alter to a noun.
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  • Having a weakness for alliteration, his first tweet was "I am tweeting to test this Twitter thing."
  • Carla Carlucci: alliteration.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Valentine had a knack for alliteration that made her phrases memorable.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Mere alliteration, Mrs. Pearce, natural to a poet.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion

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  • "alliteration"-and choices of definitions.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • I only wish I had an excellent answer, something pithy and substantive, maybe with a little alliteration, but instead I have one that’s merely short.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • I don’t know what this — jolly old — Jaundiced Jail,’ Tom had paused to find a sufficiently complimentary and expressive name for the parental roof, and seemed to relieve his mind for a moment by the strong alliteration of this one, ’would be without you.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • I did so purely for the sake of alliteration, Ana; and I shall make no further allusion to them.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Or something more than alliteration, but I don’t know the term for it.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • I could see Macdona among the doctors—"Hope in Harley Street"—Mac had always a weakness for alliteration.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Poison Belt
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Associated words [difficulty]:   alliteration [8] , assonance [9]
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