Wednesday, 31 May 2017


In case you don't remember from school what alliteration is, I'll tell you. It is writing in which you string together two or more words that begin with the same sound or letter. They can be right next to each other -- slippery snakes -- or near each other -- Sam sounds like Stanley.

Alliteration is a useful way to add auditory interest to writing, though it can be overdone. However, in this post I'm going to overdo alliteration on purpose by writing complete, fairly coherent sentences that are 100% alliterative. Here goes:

All Amy asks about are angels, asteroids and auras.
Bert bets bigger bucks, but Barney bets better.
Can convicts' currency capers compete convincingly with cash cows? Certainly!

Writing little snippets like these is fun (to me, anyway, word-geek that I am) and good brain exercise. Try too, Tootsie. Fun follows, fortunately.

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