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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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Medieval English literary history is a field that interests many scholars, and yet there are few who are ready to undertake the arduous study of alliterative metre, which is so necessary for the successful practice of that discipline.
Technically speaking, only one-third of "Logan" counts as an alliterative poem--but every line suggests the politics of poetic meter.
In the end, each of the works considered in chapter 1 is found theoretically deficient in one way or another, and Cornelius concludes that the reconstruction of English alliterative verse must rely on modern linguistic methods rather than the flawed commentaries of medieval authors.
Medieval England knew Guido's text through the alliterative Destruction of Troy, which would, in turn, prove the source for the ways in which the authors of other alliterative poems would read the destruction of Troy; that reading finds not a glorious genealogy upon which to expand but a moral lesson warning against usurpation, siege, and broken vows.
Mary Michele Poellinger examines how the various narratives of Christ's Passion in both manuscripts deploy an imagery of violence that can inform our reading of the alliterative Morte Arthure, and irrespective of generic assumptions of difference, accounts for the integration of varying styles of religious and romance and "mixed" reading material in the collection.
I recently published an A to Z collection of alliterative verse entitled Alliteration, Again and Again.
Translating Troy; provincial politics in alliterative romance.
What follows is a blend of alliterative and descriptive text to describe a typical day for Bea.
The Fall of Arthur is a poem written in Old English alliterative meter.
An alliterative adventure, illustrated with satisfyingly snicker-worthy scenes.
Coffee and doughnuts were what they went for, so he changed his focus to those, and in 1950 the name also lightened up and went alliterative. Today, Dunkin' Donuts has more than 9,800 stores in 36 states and 31 countries.
All of the groups gave themselves 'alliterative names'.