Day two in the WP Ten Day Poetry Challenge and we are tasked to write a poem using alliteration.
Alliteration in italics
The gossip goblins with
their prying eyes
swoop then screech to share
who share with shells
who bathe in shallow waters
then whisper with passing whales:
What chance the minnow?
Weary wave changes channel with the tide
Seagulls go fishing
Alliteration – according to Wikipedia
Alliteration is a stylistic literary device identified by the repeated sound of the first letter in a series of multiple words, or the repetition of the same letter sounds in stressed syllables of a phrase.“Alliteration” is from the Latin word littera, meaning “letter of the alphabet”…
Alliteration narrowly refers to the repetition of a letter in any syllables that, according to the poem’s meter, are stressed, as in James Thomson‘s verse “Come…dragging the lazy languid Line along”. Another example is “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers”.
Alliteration can also add to the mood of a poem. If a poet repeats soft, melodious sounds, a calm or dignified mood can result. If harsh, hard sound are repeated, on the other hand, the mood can become tense or excited.