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Word of the Day 09/16/15 Alliteration

Alliteration (noun)
alliteration [uh-lit-uh-rey-shuh n]


noun
1. the commencement of two or more stressed syllables of a word group either with the same consonant sound or sound group (consonantal alliteration) as in from stem to stern, or with a vowel sound that may differ from syllable to syllable (vocalic alliteration) as in each to all.
2. the commencement of two or more words of a word group with the same letter, as in apt alliteration's artful aid.

Origin: 1650-60; < Medieval Latin alliterātiōn-, stem of alliterātiō, equivalent to al- al- + literātiō, modeled after obliterātiō obliteration but intended to convey a derivative of littera letter

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

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haldoor
Sep. 17th, 2015 10:07 pm (UTC)
I know this example is both horrible and fantastic all at once, but I have to quote it:

'a little old lady got mutilated late last night' from 'Werewolves of London' by Warren Zevon "AH-oooowwwwwwww"

yeah, okay, it's not writing, but i couldn't resist quoting it, because honestly? IT IS THE BEST EVER, look at all those L & T sounds.
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