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The repetition of the same letter at the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other"," or at short intervals; as in the following lines:
Behemoth, biggest born of earth, upheaved His vastness.
Fly o'er waste fens and windy fields. -- Tennyson
The recurrence of the same letter in accented parts of words is also called alliteration. Anglo-Saxon poetry is characterized by alliterative meter of this sort. Later poets also employed it.
In a somer seson whan soft was the sonne,
I shope me in shroudes as I a shepe were.
-- P. Plowman
Please excuse me. There are some things in here that are not alliteration. I need some time to clean up.
Atter & Ma:
F and Ph:
S sounds again:
Ms and Hs: