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    bradleydickson is offline Newbie
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    Terminology question.

    Hello, I am trying to find the name of the term for this English literary device. An adjective has the same first letter as the noun it is describing. Examples:

    1. The beautiful ballerina
    2. The flat fountain
    3. The round radish

    I have check the glossary and found some terms that describe the adjective noun relationship, but not the first letter portion.

    Thank you for your time,
    -Brad Dickson

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    Re: Terminology question.

    I think this is called alliteration.

    use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse; "around the rock the ragged rascal ran"

    I dont know if this can only be used for poems though.

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    Re: Terminology question.

    heidita,

    Thank you very much for the quick reply.

    I will pass this information to Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Kwan, my astute drinking colleagues and mentors.

    Cheers,
    -Brad

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