Alliteration Examples & Samples For Kids

Alliteration Examples & Samples For Kids

As a child, you may wonder why some of the first letters of the phrases or names are the same in a poem or nursery rhyme. It is because some poets make use of a literary example stylistic device that is called alliteration. Alliteration occurs when an array of words that are close together in the same row are using the same consonant and at the same time have the same sound. One example would simply go like this “She sells sea-shells down by the sea-shore”. If you have noticed, most of the words within the phrase start with the letter “s” sound. Alliteration can often be found in metaphoric poems, lyrics, tongue twisters, store brands, and even the names of people and fictional characters. So let us give you some examples of these alliterations.

Alliteration in Tongue Twisters

Example Tongue Twister #1

Mr. See owned a saw.
And Mr. Soar owned a seesaw.
Now See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw
Before Soar saw See,
Which made Soar sore.
Had Soar seen See’s saw
Before See sawed Soar’s seesaw,
See’s saw would not have sawed
Soar’s seesaw.
So See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw.
But it was sad to see Soar so sore
Just because See’s saw sawed
Soar’s seesaw!

Example Tongue Twister #2

If one doctor doctors another doctor
Does the doctor who doctors the doctor
Doctor the doctor the way the doctor he is doctoring doctors?
Or does the doctor doctor the way
The doctor who doctors doctors?

The doctoring doctor doctors the doctor the way
The doctoring doctor wants to doctor the doctor.
Not the way the doctored doctor wants to be doctored.

Example Tongue Twister #3

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?

Example Tongue Twister #4

A skunk sat on a stump.
The stump thought the skunk stunk.
The skunk thought the stump stunk .
What stunk the skunk or the stump?

Example Tongue Twister #5

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
If a woodchuck would chuck wood?
A woodchuck would chuck all the wood he could chuck
If a woodchuck would chuck wood.

Example Tongue Twister #6

I cannot bear to see a bear
Bear down upon a hare.
When bare of hair he strips the hare,
Right there I cry, “Forbear!”

Example Tongue Twister #7

A certain young fellow named Beebee
Wished to marry a lady named Phoebe
“But,” he said. “I must see
What the minister’s fee be
Before Phoebe be Phoebe Beebee”

Example Tongue Twister #8

A tutor who tooted the flute
Tried to tutor two tooters to toot
Said the two to the tutor
“Is it tougher to toot
Or to tutor two tooters to toot?”

Example Tongue Twister #9

I’m not the pheasant plucker, I’m the pheasant plucker’s mate,
And I’m only plucking pheasants ’cause the pheasant plucker’s late.
I’m not the pheasant plucker, I’m the pheasant plucker’s son,
And I’m only plucking pheasants till the pheasant pluckers come.

Example Tongue Twister #10

I thought a thought.
But the thought I thought wasn’t the thought I thought I thought.
If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought, I wouldn’t have thought so much.

Example Tongue Twister #11

Of all the felt I ever felt,
I never felt a piece of felt
Which felt as fine as that felt felt,
When first I felt that felt hat’s felt.

Example Tongue Twister #12

If a Hottentot taught
A Hottentot tot to talk
Ere the tot could totter,
Ought the Hottentot tot
Be taught to say ought or naught
Or what ought to be taught ‘er?

Example Tongue Twister #13

Ed Nott was shot and Sam Shott was not.
So it is better to be Shott than Nott.
Some say Nott was not shot.
But Shott says he shot Nott.
Either the shot Shott shot at Nott was not shot, or Nott was shot.
If the shot Shott shot shot Nott, Nott was shot.
But if the shot Shott shot shot Shott, the shot was Shott, not Nott.
However, the shot Shott shot shot not Shott – but Nott.
So, Ed Nott was shot and that’s hot! Is it not?

Example Tongue Twister #14

You’ve no need to light a night-light
On a light night like tonight,
For a night-light’s light’s a slight light,
And tonight’s a night that’s light.
When a night’s light, like tonight’s light,
It is really not quite right
To light night-lights with their slight lights
On a light night like tonight.

Example Tongue Twister #15

A flea and a fly in a flue
Said the fly “Oh what should we do”
Said the flea” Let us fly
Said the fly”Let us flee”
So they flew through a flaw in the flue

Simple Alliteration

There are other simple ways to learn about alliteration aside from tongue twisters. We can also learn about them by using simple sentences. Here are some examples of them:

  • Lazy lizards lying like lumps!
  • Boil the butter and bring it by the bank.
  • Orson’s owl out-performed ostriches.
  • Larry’s lizard likes leaping leopards.
  • Round and round she ran until she realized she was running round and round.
  • Out with the only open tin of tuna.
  • I had to hurry home because grandma wanted her waffles.
  • The baron was busy as a bee.
  • Garry gathered the garbage.
  • Paula planted the petunias in the pot.
  • Kim comes to cut colorful kites.
  • Shut the shutter before it makes you shudder.
  • Go and gather the green leaves in the lawn.
  • Please put your pen away and play the piano.

Alliteration in Names

Alliteration can also be present in names just like these:

  • Chuckee Cheese’s
  • Coca-Cola
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Porky Pig
  • Fred Flintstone
  • Donald Duck
  • Spongebob Squarepants

Alliteration can be fun to learn and a joy to experiment with. So if you are feeling creative when working on your next literary masterpiece for your parents, then do consider adding some alliteration to the piece just so you can spice things up for the readers.