Monday Morning Writing Prompt–Alliteration


There are many poetic devices in our writer’s toolbox that many of us turn to without a second thought, I think of such things as rhythm, movement, repetition and alliteration. We use them because they are pleasing to the ear.

Even when writing prose, I find myself “feeling” syllable counts, stresses and alliteration–a form of repetition that draws the reader in.

For today’s prompt, write a poem or a bit of prose, even if just a paragraph of description, in which you use alliteration. I bet, if you go back into some of your archives, you will find an example…even if you were unaware that you were using alliteration at the time.

In the meantime, here’s Johnny Carson and Jack Webb with absolutely amazing alliteration to give you a good laugh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhLLU0H34ms

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17 thoughts on “Monday Morning Writing Prompt–Alliteration

  1. […] Monday Morning Writing Prompt – Alliteration (liv2write2day.wordpress.com) […]

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  2. Phil says:

    That was delightfully fun! Now if only I could retire from my day job and do this more often…

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  3. […] reading through some blogs I frequently visit when I came across a Monday Morning Writing Prompt on Victoria’s blog, challenging all comers to write something with alliterations. I love alliterations, though the […]

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  4. Alliterations always appeal to me. 😉

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  5. Bodhirose says:

    I had seen that bit with Carson not too long ago–very funny–I don’t know how they kept it all straight! I have a link here to a poem that I wrote earlier in the month for Halloween–hope you enjoy.

    http://bodhirose.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/goblins-and-ghouls/

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  7. Mohana says:

    I linked my poem, Victoria. Thanks!!
    I’m new here, and I look forward to more MMWPs. Let me know what other sites host similar sharing opportunities.
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    • Mohana, so glad you joined us. If you haven’t yet visited all the sites on dVerse, there are prompts on Tue., Thu, and Sat. Gooseberry Gardens and Bluebell Books have prompts too. Their links are on my blogroll. As you start to get involved in these communities, you will find all sorts of opportunities to keep that creative muse happy. I look forward to seeing more of your lovely writing.

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  8. Reflections says:

    Smiles… love the Carson video. Will ponder this one for a bit and will try to link up later today.

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  9. hobgoblin2011 says:

    Victoria, fun prompt today, thanks:)

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  10. Tino says:

    I had great fun with this today. Thanks for another terrific Monday Prompt, my Monday is not the same without it.

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  11. Jamie Dedes says:

    So happy to see this. I recently read some material by an English poet of note – I like him – and was disappointed to see him discourage alliteration. I think it is a natural part of our “toolbox” … Bravo!

    Thanks for the Carson vid. Great good fun.

    Happy Monday!

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  12. vivinfrance says:

    Mine is an alternative alliterative form.

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  14. zongrik says:

    I posted a poem, hope it has enough alliteration for you (the title is even alliterated) and hope you really, truly, love the picture. I did not write the poem for the pic, but the pic was irresistible.

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