Play with the sound of words by stacking a series of similar sounds.
Let’s have some fun with words. There are a few ways that writers play with similar sounds of words. Try one of these!
Use the same beginning sound three or more times in a row. “Stacking a series of similar sounds” is alliteration, but it’s not the only way to play with the sound of words. Read on!
Repeat words at the beginning of successive clauses, phrases or sentences. Think of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
Figure out how to put two words with similar vowel sounds, but different beginning consonant sounds near one another. Robert Louis Stevenson, the go-to poet of my childhood, used assonance when he penned, “The crumbling thunder of the seas.”
Repeat words at the end of a sentence or phrase. Consider the Gettysburg address: “A government of the people, for the people and by the people…”
When the end of words sound the same, then a little magic came.
Sometimes instead of similar sounds, you can use identical words. Often I lovelovelove this craft move.
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