What is alliteration?

Alliteration is the repeating of a syllable or sound at the beginning of words (it doesn’t have to be the same letter, only the same sound)

Note on alliteration

Although alliteration is easy, people don’t use it often. And whilst 2 or 3 words can add variety. 6 or 7 words can look or sound a little silly.

Simple examples

My balloon burst with a big bangMy mother makes me macaroni every day.
The dogs dig deep into the dirt.Put the plums in the packet, please.

Real-world examples

I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet
(from Acquainted with the Night, by Robert Frost)
Don’t dream it. Drive it.
(advert for Jaguar cars)
Hot-hearted Beowulf was bent upon battle