Please note, other sound stressing techniques include consonance, assonance and sibilance.


For example: “Wary Wayne and Judgey Julia.”


Alliteration is the repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables within a phrase. Generally this is used to make a sentence or phrase memorable, humorous or to create emphasis.

Effect on reader

Because of the altered rhythm of the sentence from the repeated sound, alliteration changes the way a reader may read a sentence, and in this way, the writer may draw attention to a previously overlooked part of the article or discussion point. In the above example, alliteration is also being used to create a light-hearted, mocking tone which is directed towards the people discussed.