Alliteration Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: RL.2.4

Core Standard

Alliteration is a technique writer's will often use to create a sense of flair to a sentence. It is where they will take and place a series of words that begin with the same consonant sound in the same sentence. They are sometimes referred to as tongue twisters, but there is much more to them. You couldn't have gotten this far in life and not have heard the classic alliteration: She sells seashells by the sea-shore. The overall purpose of using alliteration is to ultimately draw attention to something without directly pointing to it. You can do this by creating a rhythm or rearranging a sentence to carry an emphasis toward a word or concept. Alliteration can also be used to create an overall mood or tone to a piece of work. This is very evident in poems. We often see it used to create a witty and amusing thought with an overall comedic effect. This collection of worksheets will not only have you identifying, but creating sentence using this literary device.









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