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Be a Better Writer--ALLITERATION

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Re: Be a Better Writer--ALLITERATION

Postby lish1936 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:28 pm

I know this lesson is ready for the archives, but I just read an example of allititeration in an article about hypertension. I guess I now have a heightened awareness of it.

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Re: Be a Better Writer--ALLITERATION

Postby glorybee » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:37 pm

Glad you spotted that, Lillian!

In that case (as with the Supreme Court example that Steve cited earlier), I'm sure the alliteration wasn't intentional, for any particular effect. It's more likely that there were no other word choices available to express those particular concepts.

Regardless, it's fun to spot serendipitous alliteration. Being able to pick up on it will eventually make alliteration part of your natural mindset, and you'll be more likely to be able to use it well in your writings.
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