Researching topics of interest and creating fun alliterations was a great way to
share what I love about Egypt with other people. It could be a great way for you,
too, to share what you know or love with your friends and family – and even the world!
Read the rest of this page for more information on alliteration. Then use the links
above for some tips on using the writing process to create your own alphabet adventures.
If you've read An ABC Escapade through Egypt, you may have figured out by now that
alliterations are groups of words that repeat the same beginning sound. Each letter
in the book is part of an alliterative phrase, like Delicious Desert Dates.
It's important to remember that it is the sound that is repeated, not the letter.
For example, “colorful kite” is alliterative because the /k/ sound is repeated even
though the letters are different. But “short Sal” is not alliterative because the
beginning sounds are not the same even though the letters are.
Tongue twisters often contain alliterations. Have you ever tried to say “Peter Piper
picked a peck of pickled peppers” quickly three times?Read more tongue twisters
at these sites:
Writers also use alliteration to make news headlines interesting. Look through a
local newspaper or search a news site online. Can you find examples of alliteration?
Here are a few I found on Scholastic News Online: