Alliteration is the repetition of the initial consonants of words. It involves the use of the same letter or sound at the beginning of a series of closely connected words.
Alliteration does not depend on letters but on sounds, so 'Kerry came' is alliteration, even though the words start with different letters. The word -alliteration is derived from the Latin word, 'Latira'. It means 'letters of alphabet'.
If you have had experience with tongue twisters, you've met alliteration. 'Show Shawn Sharon's shabby shoes.' is an example of alliteration. Alliteration is used by many writers and poets as it adds style to the sound of the words.
British poet, Michael Rosen believes literary elements like alliteration possess secret strings that sew the selected words together.
I really enjoy using alliteration. In fact, I have to guard against over using it at times, such is its appeal to my ears. In the poem below, I have deliberately liberally lathered it across each line to emphasize its poetic prowess.
Laura Lane from Lilydale
Loves luscious lemon tart
The tantalizing taste
Tingles her tongue,
-so tempting from the start.
She begins with nice, neat nibbles
It's such a tasty treat
Mighty, munchy, morsels
For Laura Lane to eat.
Alan j Wright