Winter 2014 Ficlympics: Alliteration (Literary Devices Event)


“Alliteration is the repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables of an English language phrase. Alliteration developed largely through poetry, in which it more narrowly refers to the repetition of a consonant 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."

Write a story of several paragraphs on the subject of your choice. Use alliteration liberally, using a different sound or kind of sound in each paragraph.

This challenge is one of three in the Literary Devices event for the Winter 2014 Ficlympics. If you enter this challenge, consider entering the other two (Malapropisms and Purple Prose) as well.

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