Alliteration is the repetition of the initial consonant. There should be at least two repetitions in a row.

For example: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. The first letter, p, is a consonant. It is repeated many times. (If you use a syllable rather than a consonant, it is assonance.)


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Using the example below make up your own alliterative phrases.


Billy C_______ G_______

Bob C_______ G

Bought C_______ G

Baby C_______ G

Bottles C_______ G




Underline the alliteration in these sentences.

1. Puny puma pit their skills against zebras.

2. Pretty Polly picked pears for preserves.

3. Handsome Harry hired hundreds of hippos for Hanukkah.


Finish the following sentences with alliterative words.


4. Doodling daughters __________________________________________.

5. Prickly pears _______________________________________________.

6. Studious students ____________________________________________.

7. Sunny skies ________________________________________________.



Teacher's Lesson Plan using this student lesson


Lyrical Lessons

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