Alliterate and Action!

The 6th grade poets from Hamline learned about a widely used literary device, alliteration. Like rhyming, alliteration is best appreciated when hearing the poem versus reading it. It is evidence that poetry is also meant to be heard as well as read. After viewing the first hip hop video by the Sugar Hill Gang called “Rappers Delight” the young poets studied the use of alliteration in the lyrics. They then created their own tongue twisters that start with their names. Enjoy!



Jazi is in Jamaica in Jupiter while jiggling and jumping to the jazz music in July while being judged but the jury for eating the jar of jelly


Eric’s electric eel likes to eat elves who likes elephants


Axel went to Arby’s in April and ate an antelope. After August he went to Australia and saw an anteater.


Ali and Alicia are at an adventure in April while eating apples


Karlos jumps like a kangaroo and see a cat next to a car in California


Sandra was selling some spicy sandia. She told the person she couldn’t see six. So the person was screaming at Sandra. Sandra was getting sad.


Jesus jumps with Jack while eating jam with Julie but Juliana didn’t jump


Jeremie’s went on a giant journey with a genie and jellyfish  to Germany


Angel ate apples in Argentina while petting alligators during April with aliens named Alia and Arianna



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.