This Alliteration as a Rhetorical Tool lesson plan also includes:
Alliteration created by both the immediate and non-immediate juxtaposition of the initial sounds of words is the subject of a instructional activity that focuses on how speakers use the rhetorical device to engage and persuade their audiences. A powerful portrait of how politicians persuade people.
- Begin the lesson by asking class members to share tongue twisters
- Project and have a class member read aloud the first stanzas of Poe's "The Raven" and ask viewers to identify the alliterative words
- Requires prep time to make copies of the various speeches and set up the rotation stations
- Links are provided to all required materials
- The lesson encourages readers to recognize some of the more subtle forms of alliteration used in public address
- No rubric is included