Alliteration and tongue twisters

Alliteration is a literary device in which the first letter from the word of the next word in the phrase or sentence is the same. “The red rocket reached the red planet” is an example of alliteration because both words have a ‘r’.

It's important to be careful when using alliteration, as it can easily become irritating for readers.

Tongue twisters are phrases that can be hard to pronounce. The goal of a tongue twister is to challenge someone's ability to articulate words quickly and accurately. Tongue twisters are often used in speech therapy or as a competitive game, but they are also used in some books and poems, such as "A Busy Day" by Hilaire Belloc.

See some examples below:

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

See the seething sea ceaseth and thus the seething sea sufficeth us.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if the woodchuck could chuck wood?

A rather difficult group of words to say, tongue twisters are often used by teachers to test their students.

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