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al·lit·er·a·tion

(ă-lit-er-ā'shŭn),
In psychiatry, a speech disturbance in which words commencing with the same sounds, usually consonants, are notably frequent.
[Fr. allitération, fr. L. ad, to, + littera, letter of alphabet]

alliteration

(ă-lit″ĕ-rā′shŏn) [L. alliteratio]
A speech disorder in which words beginning with the same consonant sound are used to excess.
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Examples in which there is a closer semantic affinity between the two words include A-LIST REALIST, ALMIGHTY ~ REAL MIGHTY, ALTRUISM ~ REAL TRUISM, ALLITERATE ~ REAL LITERATE, ALLOCUTION ~ REAL LOCUTION and ARBITER ~ REAR BITER.
Associate Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, Dungy is co-editor of From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems That Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great (Persea, 2009).
Garland's Richard, however, the same age as Marlow and more alliterate than illiterate, can only refer to Herge's Tintin comic books--The Blue Lotus in particular, which is set in the Far East--and the inevitable Lonely Planet guidebooks, which have for thirty years or more promoted and enshrined the backpacker experience.
Not only does his name and the name of his son fail to alliterate with either the Geats or Waegmundings or each other, the details we learn about him--a feud that alienates him from his lord and his marriage to his lord's daughter--do not fit together.
Two key words in these statements alliterate with each other: the word for "prayer," s[check{s}][[contains].
Aldhelm is less likely than AEthilwald to alliterate in this way.
6) Sievers observed that nouns, adjectives, infinitives, and participles always participate in the stress pattern of the verse, whether or not they alliterate.
The technical label for such behavior consists of the word aliterate, which Microsoft Word unfortunately autocorrects to alliterate.
It is true that Hogni's name does not alliterate with those of his three supposed siblings and their father, also that his name, unlike theirs, is absent from the ancient Burgundian law codes.
All the more reason why parents should think carefully about the outcome of pairing them with first names that either rhyme or alliterate, compounding the awkwardness.
The word the Beowulf-poet most often uses to alliterate with faehd is fyren, "crime" or "evil deed," shading into "sin.
On the tendency of unstressed prefixes to alliterate, a reference to Schmidt's theory of 'mute staves' in Piers would be in order.