EXAMPLES OF ALLITERATION POEMS

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.

Spring – The Princess of Hope

by angela on September 16, 2014

Spring

This illustrated season poem, from my “Picturing The Seasons” collection, is a lovely example of personification and imagery and includes masses of metaphors and alliteration.

Springtime is here: The Princess of Hope
Waits for the start of the ball.
The Master of Ceremonies clears his throat
To announce her arrival to all.

“Announcing the Princess, the Hope of the Nation”….
The guests hold their breath in anticipation. [click to continue…]

Winter – The Masterful King

by angela on September 15, 2014

Winter

This illustrated season poem, from my “Picturing The Seasons” collection, is a lovely example of personification and imagery and includes masses of metaphors and alliteration.

Winter is here! The Masterful King
Sits high on his icy white throne
Watching his personal artist create
A work of art all of his own.

Welcome Jack Frost.  It’s lovely to see
Such artistry of the highest degree.

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Autumn – The Prince of Change

by angela on September 11, 2014 · 1 comment

Autumn

This illustrated season poem, from my “Picturing The Seasons” collection, is a lovely example of personification and imagery and includes masses of metaphors and alliteration.

Autumn is here!  The Prince canters by,
His red chestnut stallion on show.
His golden locks trail on the cool, gentle breeze
As he waves, with his bronzed arms aglow.

Farewell to the birds, who fly in formation,
Migrating in search of a warmer nation. 

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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

29 May 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? 

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Child Miners in Victorian Britain

19 April 2012

I 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.

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Queen Primary World War Two children’s poems

19 April 2012

    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 metaphors.  Click 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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