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" Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter at the begin-ning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals... "
An American Dictionary of the English Language: Exhibiting the Origin ... - Page 25
by Noah Webster - 1846 - 1079 pages
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The Dublin Journal of Temperance, Science, and Literature. ..., Volume 2

Ireland - 1843
...Saxon poetry, which is almost, if not entirely, unknown to modern metre ; and this was alliteration, or the repetition of the same letter at the beginning of two or more words in the same line, which letter serves as the initial in the marking word of the next line. This peculiarity,...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - English language - 1845 - 429 pages
...forefathers, in that long series, have degenerated into honor and virtue. Lvm. AlilTERATION. Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter at the beginning...immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals ; as, bug-bear, sea-sick, and the f and g in the following line : Fields ever fresh, and groves for...
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Aids to English Composition

Richard Green Parker - English language - 1845 - 50 pages
...and virtue. Lvm. ALLITERATION. Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter at the begin ning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals ; as, bug-bear, sea-sick, and the / and g in the following line : And the I in the following : Love...
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A Practical Grammar: In which Words, Phrases, and Sentences are Classified ...

Stephen Watkins Clark - English language - 1847 - 212 pages
...expectation darkened into anxiety, anxiety into dread, and dread into despair."—Irving, Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter at the beginning...immediately succeeding each other. or at short intervals. EXAMPLEs—" Up the Aigh Aill Ae Aeaves a Auge, round stone." " He carves with classic chisel the Corinthian...
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Popular and Complete English Dictionary: Exhibiting the ..., Volume 1

John Boag - English language - 1848
...A striking against. ALLITEBATION, l-lit'r-a'shnn, [L. al for ad, to, and litera, a letter,! n. The repetition of the same letter at the beginning...succeeding each other, or at short intervals. ALLITERATIVE, al-lt'^r--tv.o. Pertaining to, or consisting in, alliteration. ALLIUM, l'lti-nni, n. A genus...
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A popular and complete English dictionary, Volume 1

John Boag - 1848
...n. A striking against. ALLITEEATION, al-lit'eV-a'shan, [L. al for ad, to, and litera, a letter,! n. The repetition of the same letter at the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each uther, or at short intervals. ALLITERATIVE, al-lIt'er-A-tlv.a. Pertaining to, orconsisting in, alliteration....
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Elements of English Grammar, Analytical and Synthetical: Arranged in ...

William Colgrove Kenyon - English language - 1849 - 328 pages
...darkened into anxiety, anxiety inlo iu: vn, and dread into DKSI'AUl. DEFINITION 15.~-Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter at the beginning...immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals. EXAMPLES. Up the high till he leaves a /tnge round stono. He carves, with classic chisel, the Corinthian...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - English language - 1850 - 429 pages
...forefathers, in that long series, have degenerated into honor and virtue. LVIH. ALLITERATION. Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter at the beginning...immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals ; as, bug-bear, sea-sick, and the / and g in the following line : And the I in the following : Love...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - English language - 1851 - 429 pages
...forefathers, in that long series, have degenerated into honor and virtue. Lvm. ALLITERATION. Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter at the beginning...immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals ; as, bug-bear, sea-sick, and the / and g in the following line : And the l in the following : Love...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - English language - 1851 - 429 pages
...forefathers, in that long series, have degenerated into honor and virtue. Lvm. ALLITERATION. Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter at the begin-ning...immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals; as, bug-bear, sea-sick, and the / and g in the following line : And the / in the following: Love laughs...
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