Alliteration in The House on Mango Street


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Which of the following is an example of alliteration?

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1. Why might an author use alliteration to draw a reader's attention to a passage?


What purpose does alliteration in the following passage serve in The House on Mango Street?

'He...crumples like a coat and cries.'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Alliteration as it appears in The House on Mango Street is the focus of this quiz and worksheet combination. You can find questions about examples of alliteration and a function that alliteration serves when it is used in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will see the topics mentioned below in the questions of the quiz:

  • Why an author might use alliteration
  • The purpose of alliteration in specific passages of The House on Mango Street
  • An example of alliteration
  • The function served by alliteration in The House on Mango Street

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about why an author might use alliteration
  • Reading comprehension - understand the purpose of alliteration in a given passage
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to identify an example of alliteration

Additional Learning

To view more examples from the story, go to the lesson titled, Alliteration in The House on Mango Street, which contains the other topics mentioned below:

  • A definition for alliteration
  • Rachel and Lucy
  • Papa