Alliteration in Poetry: Lesson for Kids


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Which of the following is an example of alliteration?

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1. Tongue twisters like, 'Sally sells seashells by the seashore,' are examples of _____.

2. Which of the following would be the best example of alliteration in a poem?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you five short questions about the use of alliteration in poetry. To pass the quiz, you'll need to be able to read example sentences and choose the ones that have alliteration in them. You'll also be asked why poets use alliteration in their poems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Choose examples of alliteration
  • Know what a tongue twister is an example of
  • Understand why poets use alliteration
  • Remember what helps readers better understand a poem's meaning

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice using the following skills:

  • Information recall - remember what you know about tongue twisters
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about alliteration to tell why poets use it
  • Reading comprehension - take away important facts from the related poetry lesson that talks about alliteration

Additional Learning

Check out Alliteration in Poetry: Lesson for Kids to learn more. Studying this lesson will help you:

  • Look at Shel Silverstein's ''Bear in There'' to study alliteration
  • Know what happens when readers see alliteration in a poem
  • Use alliteration to describe a picture