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
And here, lying by the river bank through the long spring days, watching the running water, listening lazily to the songs of birds and the hum of nature, Buck slowly won back his strength.
Here, Jack London repeats the "L" sound when he writes "listening lazily" to emphasize the lazy time Buck spends recuperating.