If you are unsure what alliteration is, look at the TEACHERS PAGE, FIGURATIVE WRITING, ALLITERATION for details. Some of my poems are written specifically as alliteration poems, whilst others simply use alliteration along with a combination of figurative writing techniques so may include it to a lesser degree. I have listed all of my poems in which I have used some alliteration together here, and have provided a description with each poem to give an indication as to how much alliteration features within it, as they will vary in usefulness when teaching (or learning) alliteration specifically as a figurative writing skill.


The following senses list poem talks about how the use of rhythm and rhyme can be important in poetry.  It includes a small amount of alliteration and assonance, as well as some personification and metaphors.

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Little Boy Blue and Friends

by angela on June 18, 2012


This creative alternative nursery rhyme definitely rates among my ‘unpleasant, childish’ silly poems and uses a list format to go through the colours. It has elements of alliteration throughout and uses hyperbole as humour.


Little Boy Green, go blow your nose;
It’s constantly dripping all over your toes.
But where is the boy who should clean up your shoes?
He’s covered in dirty, disgusting ooze!

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Millicent the Millipede

by angela on May 29, 2012



This tiny insect poem is a lovely, simple example of metaphor poetry.  It’s four lines include small amounts of alliteration, imagery,  hyperbole and personification to describe  the  picture of the millipede’s body and feet moving?  [click to continue…]

trapper and hurrierI have put together a page of winning children’s poems by Fitzwilliam Primary School on the topic of Victorian child miners.  They include lots of figurative language such as alliteration, personification, similes and metaphors, and different poem forms such as acrostics, list poems and senses poems. [click to continue…]




Having done a World War Two workshop with year five children at Queen Primary, they produced some fantastic poems of different forms, including acrostic & shape poems, using lots of figurative language, such as alliteration and metaphorsClick here to go to the page of World War Two poems that the children wrote.

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Meet the Lemurs at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

18 April 2012

The following poem is my adaptation of one written by Lucy, an 8 year old poet whose poem won one of my poetry competitions.  Her poem was so effective and full of figurative language  (including alliteration, metaphors and personification) that it made me want to see these fabulous animals.

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The Royal Reply

2 April 2012

      This funny letter poem has rhyme, rhythm, and lots of word play in the appropriate language to make it suitable as a performance poem, imagined to be written as a reply from the queen to my Royal Pardon poem.  It is also an excellent example of alliteration and consonance poetry.

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Ghastly Gases

6 March 2012

  WARNING: This poem is not appropriate for adults! I was merely doing a sensible workshop on alliteration, when Hannah suggested the character “Burping Bailey”, and the poem went downhill with the story from there.  I personally am appalled at the end result, but I definately blame the children!

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6 March 2012

    This rhyming, rhythmical shape poem is written in a list format but in the shape of a suitcase and includes a metaphor and a couple of moments of alliteration.  Thinking of the moment during World War Two when a child was evacuated to the country, I tried to put all of the thoughts […]

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Bonfire Night

28 February 2012

  This rhyming, rhythmical alphabet poem is packed full of alliteration, and combines all of the sights, sounds and emotions (good and bad) of bonfire night.  An ABC poem is a good way to think of all of the elements of bonfire night, as there is endless inspiration in the occasion itself, and this poem […]

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