Alliteration: Definition & Examples - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is alliteration?

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1. What is the purpose of using alliteration in writing?

2. Which consonant sound is an example of alliteration in the sentence, 'Wendy went to Walmart to win a new washing machine'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is alliteration, and how and why is it used? This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you assess your knowledge of this term and your ability to recognize examples of its use.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of alliteration
  • The ability to recognize the purpose of alliteration
  • The ability to identify the consonant sound in an example of alliteration
  • The types of sounds used to illustrate alliteration
  • The ability to choose a sentence that uses alliteration compared to those that do not

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contract topics from the lesson, such as consonant and vowel
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reasons for using alliteration
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify when alliteration is being used

Additional Learning

To learn more about this literary term, review the accompanying lesson called Alliteration: Definition, Examples & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what alliteration is
  • Discuss the purpose of alliteration
  • Provide examples of alliteration