The Use of Alliteration by Rayne Hall


Several words close together starting with the same sound, can either empower your writing or spoil it, so use this technique with thought.

Here are some examples of skilfully applied alliterations from famous books:


–the foam-flakes flew over her bulwarks…. (Moby-Dick by Herman Melville)RayneHall - Fantasy Horror Author - Portrait by Fawnheart

–the baked red ruts of the road…. (The Beaver Road by Dave Duncan)

–A sliver of soft sunlight pierced a crack in the silk drapes (Panic by Jeff Abbot) Continue reading