And Claire Danes is considerably less sweet here than she was with Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet, over-acting her way through a bipolar episode which seems to make her alliterate
all of her gabbled sentences.
It all begins because the Capulet servant is alliterate
and asks Romeo to read out his invitation list.
In everyday life, Balotelli's bib-bungling blunder would be best described as staggeringly stupid, exceptionally embarrassing or hilariously half-witted (not everyone formulaically tries to alliterate
every description they ever use, but you get the picture).
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While the words "Canterbury" and "cousin" alliterate
well and imply some family resemblance, they suggest a common source once removed between the Churches of the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church.
The primary obligation of the composer of alliterative poetry was simply to make the first stressed syllable of each b-verse alliterate
with the first stressed syllable of the preceding a-verse.
The excerpt reveals a stylistic peculiarity that this reader found a tad distracting: Golemba's tendency to alliterate
and to indulge occasionally in sentences destined for The New Yorker's Rich, Beautiful Prose Dept.
There are a lot of studies now that show a lot of Americans are what is called alliterate
-- they can read but they don't.
One will start with fairly easy ones: nursery rhyme stuff such as Hickory Dickory Dock (cynghanedd sain - rhyme the first two words and alliterate
the last two words).
The two parts of the half-line are united by alliteration the same sound, consonant or vowel (all stressed vowels alliterate
, so stressed e alliterates
with stressed a and o and i, and vice versa) is repeated in a stressed position on each side of the breath pause.
Examples in which there is a closer semantic affinity between the two words include A-LIST REALIST, ALMIGHTY ~ REAL MIGHTY, ALTRUISM ~ REAL TRUISM, ALLITERATE
~ REAL LITERATE, ALLOCUTION ~ REAL LOCUTION and ARBITER ~ REAR BITER.
Associate Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, Dungy is co-editor of From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems That Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate
, and Just Plain Sound Great (Persea, 2009).