poetic device: Alliteration

Alliteration is not when words start with the same letter but, rather, when the first stressed (or accented) syllable of two nearby words begin with the same consonant sound. This means that there are basically three types of alliterations:

  1. When nearby words start with the same consonants and the same sounds, such as “dancing dogs”, or “big boys.”
  2. When nearby words start with different consonants but the same sounds, such as “cats and kittens” or “jungle gym.”
  3. When nearby words start with different sounds, but have the same sounds at the beginning of their first stressed syllable, such as “normal banana” (which each have an “n” sound on the first stressed syllable) or “regular karate” (which each have an “r” sound on the first stressed syllable).

These poems include alliterations. Some may have just a single alliteration within the poem, while others may include dozens of alliterations.

My Flat Cat - A funny cat poem by Kenn Nesbitt
My Flat Cat
Funny Ogre Monster Poem for Kids
An Ogre Came over for Dinner
A Goat from Minnesota nursery rhyme
A Goat in a Landfill
A funny dog poem for kids
My Dog Likes to Dig
Funny car wash poem for kids
I Washed Our Dad’s Car
The Camel's Complaint by Charles Edward Carryl
Mammals
Bob's Job A Funny Soda Poem for Kids
Bob’s Job
Bradley Bentley Baxter Bloome
My Favorite Word is Floofy
Do You C What I C?
The Candy Cane Collector
My Cat Knows Karate
Frank the Friendly Alien
Rosy the Dozer
I Took My Doggy for a Walk
Wendy Wise
To B or Not to B
Olympic Granny
My Favorite Food Is Broccoli
Nate the Creative - A Nonsense poem for kids by Kenn Nesbitt
Nate the Creative
Carl the Cookie Carrier
I Went to the Gym
My Cow Bess
My Baby Brother’s Birthday