Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Using Alliteration

Alliteration can be a fun literary device. The trick is not to overuse it Employ some restraint. In this brief article, Patrick Barry offers plenty of bad examples as well as advice on when it’s time to use restraint:

If you are going to use alliteration, or any other writing move, it should be with the reader in mind. Will this construction help my audience better understand and remember what I am trying to communicate? Will it inform them? Will it persuade them? Will it entertain or improve them? If not, then by all means: go ahead and kill your darlings. A darling without a specific purpose is not much of a darling at all.

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