the commencement of two or more stressed syllables of a word group either with the same consonant sound or sound group (consonantal alliteration) as in from stem to stern, or with a vowel sound that may differ from syllable to syllable (vocalic alliteration) as in each to all.
The alliteration and meter wasn't entirely correct, but it made me laugh.
Think of a poet who employs a staff of experts in metaphor, meter, alliteration and lineation to commit an idea to paper.
The alliteration and rhyme may pique readers' interest, but the concept of a stapler trying to outwit an animal seems strained.
Students pick a favorite song with clean lyrics and use the lyrics to demonstrate poetry devices such as rhyme and alliteration.
The language gains extra texture from judicious use of alliteration (""Fire fumed with great fury"").
In addition to the rhyme, I also love the alliteration.
This background shows through in an over-fondness for clever-clever hyphenation, shaky metaphors and heavy alliteration.
We have to love the alliteration - the gloom-doom-room.
Her exaggerated alliteration and fabulous gouaches brim with glamour.
Also, always avoid annoying alliteration.
British Dictionary definitions for alliteration
the use of the same consonant (consonantal alliteration) or of a vowel, not necessarily the same vowel (vocalic alliteration), at the beginning of each word or each stressed syllable in a line of verse, as in around the rock the ragged rascal ran
C17: from Medieval Latin alliterātiō (from Latin al- (see ad-) + litera letter), on the model of obliterātiōobliteration
1650s, "to begin with the same letter," from Mod.L. alliterationem (nom. alliteratio) from alliteratus, pp. of alliterare "to begin with the same letter," from L. ad- "to" + littera (also litera) "letter, script" (see letter). Formed on model of obliteration, etc.