Awesome Alliteration in Action

The 6th grade poets from Ms. Murray’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!


Alena is aggravated in Asia because of an abundance amount of people are in an argument only wanting attention, but then they get so angry they go to Alabama


In ancient Greece Adrian was able to aim an arrow


Emmanuel sees Eagles and elephants and iguanas and even eats electric eels in England while everyone entertains eggs



“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.