Poetry Box Tip #6 Alliteration

Margaret Mahy’s stories and poems are full of alliteration. Have a hunt for some and see how she does it!

 

1. When you write a poem you can collect words that start with the same sound and huddle them together:

The pink pepper pot is hot

 

2. You can have different huddles:

The pink pepper pot is hotter than sizzling sausages,

ferocious fires and the black sand in summer.

 

3. Or you can sprinkle your alliteration through your poem:

My dog loves to dash and dart

at the beach on the sand,

but she does not dare go in the water

because she dog paddles like a duck.

 

Give it a go! Send me a poem if you like. Don’t forget your name, age, name of school and the name of the challenge (alliteration) paulajoygreen@gmail.com

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