Awesome Alliteration in Action

The 3rd grade poets from Ms. Zepeda’s class 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!



Andrew ate an apple and acts out anyway with an ax on his abs



Mateo is a man in a maze on a mat and he’s mad making matters more malicious meeting a mare



Damian decided to describe a dragon and dared to diet to death and dive in the dirt to look for a dime



“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.