a figure of speech in which the same sound appears at the beginning of two or more words. Alliterative words are consecutive or close to each other in the text.

Example From Text

Their feet fell heavily on the trail, jarring their bodies and doubling the fatigue of a day's travel.


Here, the author repeats the "F" sound when he writes "feet fell" to emphasize the soreness of the dogs' feet from traveling such great distances. Can you imagine what your feet would feel like if you traveled thousands of miles by foot?