Find alliteration in writing

by Jun 18, 2018, 8 Comments

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"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."

Chances are, if you've heard that nursery rhyme before, you can recite the line that comes next without blinking an eye.

Why?

Because that line makes use of something called alliteration

What Is Alliteration?

Alliteration is the repetition of a beginning consonant sound. Alliteration creates an enjoyable rhythm when reading and so is often used in advertising, or to attract attention and comment. Alliteration is also widely used in poetry.

Good writing makes use of alliteration. Not every instance of alliteration needs to be as lengthy or impressive as the Peter Piper rhyme. Sometimes, you may want to repeat the first constant sound in names (consider "Black Beauty" or "Ted Tonks") to make your characters' names stand out.

Or, you may use alliteration to make certain passages within your work flow and be more enjoyable to read.

Our editing software, ProWritingAid, has a dedicated alliteration report that identifies all instances of alliteration in your writing. This will help you see if your writing has the lyrical quality it needs.

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  • StacyStearns1 says
    cool
    Posted On Jun 10, 2013 | 07:14
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  • BJ Sliwa says
    Thank you for a clear definition!
    Posted On Jun 26, 2013 | 01:08
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  • Haifa A M says
    Thank you I understand
    Posted On Nov 14, 2013 | 09:29
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  • nagigreat says
    What wonderful views greeted us at that altitude!
    Posted On Feb 25, 2014 | 11:34
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  • Technowolfie says
    cool
    Posted On Sep 22, 2014 | 08:02
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  • masteravatar5253 says
    hey
    Posted On Oct 06, 2014 | 12:06
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  • vkennedy.facs says
    Spellcheck? WIDELY, not widly. Also "so is often used" sounds better as "is often used." If website has typos and grammatical snafus, makes me wonder how effective this writing tool is for large bodies of work...
    Posted On Nov 07, 2015 | 03:31
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  • Martha Knox says
    Transitions. Well at least this is one area I pass with flying colors. Worked as an advertising sales rep for a newspaper, wrote thousands of ads. No trouble writing ad copy. I'm such a nerdy A student when I ran the report I wanted to get 90 plus on everything. Ha Ha. Challenging myself to do my best. I love this software. It is (notice I didn't use it's) similar to the strictest English instructor I've ever had. I can't argue with the numbers. Thanks for the data analysis.
    Posted On Feb 23, 2018 | 03:50
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