Alliteration, Consonance and
J. Oliveira
• The repetition of beginning consonant
sounds in neighboring workd
• Tongue twister are an extreme example
She sells sea shells down by the sea shore
Peter pipe picked a peck of pickled peppers
Alliteration Examples
• It was the wicked and wild wind; Blew
down the doors to let me in - Coldplay
• Karma, Karma, Karma Chameleon, you
come and go – Culture Club
• When I’m alone in my room, sometimes I
stare at the wall, and in the back of my
mind I hear my conscience call
• Consonance- the repetition of middle or
consonant sounds in neighboring words
Doug ate twelve cakes and now seems to
have a stomach issues.
• The repetition of vowel sounds in
neighboring words
Ted and Katie went to see a tree being
planted on the first day of spring.
Consonance and Assonance
• I’d like to make myself believe, that planet Earth
turns slowly – Owl City
• I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day; When it’s cold
outside, I’ve got the month of May – Temptations
• In a second you’ll be wrapped around my finger,
cause I can, cause I can do it better- Avril
• You see these shackles baby, I’m your slave –
Justin Timberlake

Alliteration, Consonance and Assonance