alliterate vs illiterate :

alliterate vs illiterate

alliterate or illiterate

Alliterate is the act of using alliteration which is the repetition of initial consonants in the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other or at short intervals.

"The poem would look much nicer if you could alliterate the first few lines."

Illiterate is the act of being unable to read or write - having less than expected standard of familiarity with language and literature or education in general.

"Most of the manual labourers are illiterates."

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  • v  use alliteration as a form of poetry

  • n  a person unable to read
  • a  not able to read or write
  • s  uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field
    he is musically illiterate
  • a  lacking culture, especially in language and literature
News & Articles

  • Beer, books, blues and bugs: 6 things to do this weekend
    Give an editor a chance to alliterate and, trust me, she will have a hard time resisting. Happily for us here at ArtsPage HQ, this weekend provides a prime opportunity, because beer, books, blues and bugs are bustin’ out all over the city. This list contains six (boffo!) best bets for entertai
    Sept. 19, 2013 - Seattle Times

  • Big stars in apocalyptic movies
    Crisis conditions: A holy war has left most of Earth ravaged, waterless and, for some reason, illiterate. The hero's journey: A ruthless nomad traverses west unhindered by his blindness, driven by a voice that tells him to deliver a strange book to its haven on the coast.
    June 21, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
  • Bill Maher to Little Rock on Sept. 14
    For some reason, Bill Maher — comedian, filmmaker, TV producer, political commentator and host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" — has decided to try to bring his acerbic wit and withering put-downs to all of us slack-jawed, illiterate hillbillies here in Arkansas. Aw, heck. Knowing us, we probably won't really "get" his jokes and so forth. Oh sure, we'll probably eventually figure out when ...
    June 21, 2013 - Arkansas Times
  • PRUDEN: An abundance of villains in the great immigration scam
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Villains abound in the great immigration scam, now playing out in Congress, and not all of them are Democrats. Some are fat cats of the Republican persuasion, and the satisfied smiles on their faces suggest Cheshire blood lines. An endless supply of poor, hungry and illiterate peasants, preferably from ...
    June 18, 2013 - The Washington Times