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In this clip, we learn that WordGirl is astonished by the powers of Dr. Two Brains' Mechanized Muscle Mouse Machine. What’s really astonishing is that all of the words in Mechanized Muscle Mouse Machine begin with the same letter – M! That’s an example of alliteration.


Alliteration is when the beginning consonants of at least two words in a sentence or phrase are the same!  Writers use alliteration in their writing all the time!  It makes their writing more interesting. You can find lots of examples of alliteration in poetry and song lyrics. Alliteration is also used in tongue twisters.

Here are some examples of alliteration in poetry:
Jack and Jill went up a hill – Jack and Jill is alliteration.
Baa, baa black sheep  have you any wool? – baa, baa black is alliteration.
Hickory, dickory, dock, the mouse ran up the clock – dickory dock is alliteration.

Here are some examples of alliteration in song lyrics:
My country ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty – land of liberty is alliteration.
This old man, he plays three, he play knick-knack on my knee – knick-knack on my knee is alliteration.



 
Writing Challenge!
In this challenge you will write alphabet alliterations! Use one of the letter groups below and add at a descriptive sentence using alliteration. If you want to astonish us, use all the letters in the alphabet! Here are some examples:
A – Angry alligators ate all the apples.
B- Busy bees built big bee hives.
C – Choosy caterpillars came climbing close to me.
D – Because he was dreaming dreams of diving, David didn’t do his homework.
E- Even Elizabeth enjoys eating eels in the evening.

Letter Groups - Pick one or more!
ABCDE

FGHIJ
KLMNO
PQRST
UVWXYZ


Some things to think about before you begin:
Remember, all the words in your sentence don’t have to begin with the same letter, just some of them! Have fun! If you pick a hard letter like Q, X, or Z, look up some words that begin with that letter and learn what they mean. With the letter X, you can also choose words that begin with other letters but have an X sound. For example, The X-men excel at experiments is alliteration because the sounds at the beginning of X-men, excel and experiments are all the same!


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Educational Standards
  • R:LT:3:1.5: Identifying literary devices as appropriate to genre: rhyme, alliteration, dialogue, or description
  • R:LT:4:1.5: Identifying literary devices as appropriate to genre: rhyme, alliteration, simile, description, or dialogue
  • W:EW:3:2.1: Using details
  • W:EW:4:2.1: Using relevant and descriptive details
10/16/2015 8:30:52 PM
darren, 13 from utah
fly

2/4/2014 11:36:21 AM
JULIANA, 9 from florida
J-JONNY WAS AS FAST AS A CHETTAH

1/29/2014 11:27:52 AM
coco, 6 from wp
six quick zoo

12/28/2013 5:04:22 PM
donna, 10 from nyc
P-i want a puppy please said petunia to here parents. Q- a quiz?! i hate quiz's said Quincy at school to many questions. R- red radish?! my lip gloss is ravishing raspberry said Reberta. S-sister Susie has soapy hands. T-tiaras make you pretty tall though they are pretty them selves

10/25/2013 1:04:18 PM
BOB, 59 from MCLOUD
BUSY BOY BOUGHT A BAG BECUSE BUSY BOY BOUGHT A BAG FOR BOBBY BOBBY BOUGHT A BIG BAG WITH BEES BOBBY LEARND BUSY BOYS NAME BOB

10/24/2013 2:02:11 PM
dylan, 11 from usa
ramen be cuss it a food and it good

10/23/2013 12:46:02 PM
isiah , 12 from mcloud
i was astonished by the graphics of dragon ball raging blast 2 and assassins creed brotherhood their graphics were just astonishing

10/21/2013 12:56:59 PM
Tana Lee, 11 from McLoud,OK
F-Funny fish flip in fluff. G-Gina Googles guppies and giraffes. H-Henry has hula-hooping hogs and hippos. I-Ivan iguana is in Iceland. J-Jim and Julie jump with John and Jill.

5/20/2013 3:00:34 PM
kendrick , 13 from thomas
A- I ate all my apples B- you look like you need a break C-i do not like cats

5/20/2013 2:21:35 PM
matthew, 13 from ks
A- I ate all of the apples B- bob wanted to play basketball but he did not have a ball C- my cat climed up a tree and wont come down its been up there for 4 days D-my dog got out of my house E- he was eating my appels F-my shose went flop G- I was going home H-my cat needs help I- i want some ice J- he went joging K-I kick my ball L-I lick my lolly pop M- my name is matthew N- i said no O- oh no someone help him p- I POPED MY bloone Q-the queen said hi R- rip means rest in peace S- i have some appels T- the dog was hungery U- he was under the bed V- there was a viper W- he was runing X- his name was xaver Y- you are nice Z- the zebra was runing

3/13/2012 9:45:52 PM
Becky, 11 from Fair City
WordGirl willingly defeats daring villains vehemently. Huggy helpfully provides proper assistance as a super sidekick.

11/30/2010 5:36:41 PM
liam, 7 from lakeville
angry aardvarks ate apples at abbington

10/1/2010 10:52:45 AM
avery, 10 from Lee's Summit
A- Avery always ate apples. B- Betty Boop bought bananas. C-Corie Called Cops. D- Danny's dad didn't do dance. E-Every Elephant Eats elk.

4/21/2010 12:09:40 PM
Michael, 8 from Portland
If i was Dr.2 brans I would set up a trap.

1/28/2010 4:05:15 PM
Albert , 8 from
Dr.2 brians got a macanical mica mouse and word girl could not defeat him then she found out the mouses weak ness






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