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I think it would be cool to find aliteration for every letter of the alphabet. Aliteration is when you have words in a row that start with the same letter. For example.....

-Busy Bees Bug Bankers

or....

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Here are the rules.
1. You must find a real sentence with 4 or 5 words, that start with the same letter.
2. We go in order from A to Z
3. But of course....
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#4. You can't have linking words such as: Busy Bees are Big Bones. "Are" is not allowed unless that is on A. Same goes for any word

5. It must be four or five words long. But if you can think of 6, tell it.

To start off....

Ants are amazing at animal art.

or.....

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[Edited by Schik on 07-13-2004 at 02:33 AM GMT: Fixed secret tag]

[Edited by dividendD on 07-13-2004 at 12:10 PM GMT: fixed spelling mistakes]

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Can you close that secret tag please?

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I think it would be cool to find alitteration for every letter of the alphabet. Aliteration is when you have words in a row that start with the same letter. For example.....

Two spelling mistakes: Alliteration is spelt wrongly.

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This and the title also spell "Assonance" incorrectly.

You, however, miss out the rules or inclusion for assonance. Assonance is where a similar vowel sound is repeated in several words, such as in this extract:

"Red rope of love which we both
Fought over"

From "Catrin" by Gillian Clarke.

[Edited by agaricus5 on 07-12-2004 at 08:31 PM GMT]

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Two spelling mistakes: Alliteration is spelt wrongly.
This and the title also spell "Assonance" incorrectly.

Somewhere in the forum rules, it says that you shouldn't go ahead and tell people of their spelling or punctuation mistakes.

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You, however, miss out the rules or inclusion for assonance. Assonance is where a similar vowel sound is repeated in several words, such as in this extract:

Does it REALLY matter all that much?

Since divedendD never said anything about double posting, i'll go again:
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Could you please close that secret tag, dividendD? Or some nice mod?

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Two spelling mistakes: Alliteration is spelt wrongly.
This and the title also spell "Assonance" incorrectly.

Somewhere in the forum rules, it says that you shouldn't go ahead and tell people of their spelling or punctuation mistakes.

Actually, it says this:

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By the same token, making fun of other people's punctuation is probably a bad idea too.


Since the spelling of such words is vital to the understanding of what this thread is for, and I'm not intentionally making fun of the spelling or punctuation, I don't see the problem.

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You, however, miss out the rules or inclusion for assonance. Assonance is where a similar vowel sound is repeated in several words, such as in this extract:

Does it REALLY matter all that much?


Well, yes it does. What if I want to write a sentence containing both assonance and alliteration, or just assonance?

To stop further digression, here's my contribution:

Eggs egest eruptions easily edifying electric eels

Edit: Oops. DiMono got one in before me.



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Maybe I'm diverting from the goal of this topic, but these are the lyrics for a song called "Alphabet Aerobics", which contains much alliteration. I'll warn you though that the n-word appears once in it.

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Sorry in advance for the digression.

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Aliteration is when you have words in a row that start with the same letter.


Then we had the quite interesting contribution from RoboBob, which I had to read if only to find out the "n-word" is. It brought up an interesting point, in that "knack" alliterated with several words starting with n.

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Maybe I'm diverting from the goal of this topic, but these are the lyrics for a song called "Alphabet Aerobics", which contains much alliteration. I'll warn you though that the n-word appears once in it.


It brought up an interesting point, in that "knack" alliterated with several words starting with n. In German, I suppose there would be no difference, but I assume for English with its leading silent consonants, the proper definition of alliteration would be "the occurence of words in a row that start with the same sound" rather than "same letter"? Or does "knack" disqualify for alliteration? Maybe some linguistically inclined person could clear that up for me. I know there is at least one of those hanging around this forum.

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It brought up an interesting point, in that "knack" alliterated with several words starting with n. In German, I suppose there would be no difference, but I assume for English with its leading silent consonants, the proper definition of alliteration would be "the occurence of words in a row that start with the same sound" rather than "same letter"? Or does "knack" disqualify for alliteration? Maybe some linguistically inclined person could clear that up for me. I know there is at least one of those hanging around this forum.



Well, alliteraton is a literary device rather than a linguistic one, but you're right - it's a sequence of words that start with the same sound. So "naughty knack" is an alliteration but "clapping chimpanzees" isn't.

But for the purpose of this game, I don't think it matters if it's not "real" alliteration. And for an L sequence:

Little lemmings learn lewd limericks.

And a somewhat longer one:

Lo, learned Londoners let livid Laplanderss learn laughable letters last lecturer's lunch.

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DiMono - yours was more than the 5 word limit (though I'm not sure why there is a limit, to be honest)

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Anteaters And Ants Are Always Abound.

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