I looked though my Challenge entries, mainly poetry, and found that I had hardly used any alliteration. Then I found this one in which I had used some alliteration.http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article- ... p?id=42537
I found the following alliterations:
Downcast eyes, dusty feet, an infant on her back...
simple life survival is the order of the day. ...
Walking for the water takes an hour at least, ...
Safety in their number, sisters of the war, ...
hungry bulging bellies, the menu rude. ...
Soft words she utters, in a plaintive prayer, ...
I really like alliteration, in moderation, in others' work so I was glad to find that I had used some. In this particular poem, 'Ayana's Day', I think it enhances the flow of the poem. I have used a lot more rhyme and rhythm than alliteration.
Now, here's a quick attempt at an alliterative poem about cars on a freeway. It's probably 'overkill' - too much alliteration. Anyway, here it is, just for the sake of having a go.
With the roar of the road, the squealing of tyres,
the freeway bears its beasts,
And the smoky smell of petroleum fuel
wafts on the languid wind.
People of purpose are driving their cars
to appointments far and near
In their four-wheeled way they rumble along
in cabin-cocooned comfort
oblivious to the odours
Thanks in advance for looking at these. Blessings, Elllen