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The repetition of similar speech sounds at the beginning of nearby words. (Written/oral). Assonance, sibilance and consonance are forms of alliteration.


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  • Binding with briars

Typical effects

Alliteration of hard consonants can lend a negative or angry tone to a passage.

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