See. I couldn’t even make it past the title of the post without getting my fix. Now that I have you thinking about it, you’re likely noticing that the name of this blog is also a fine example of alliteration.
I can’t say for sure why I have a fondness for the pairing of similar sounding words. But I do. Whenever I try to name things, alliteration arises. Perhaps it’s that deep down rhyming to it. Which gets us to the real root of it all. Nursery rhymes. Dr. Seuss and Mother Goose. Ooooh. There it is again. Seuss and Goose. Between the two of them, they’ve made it a tradition among our childrens books to rhyme all the time. And alliteration is often a rhyming mechanism.
I’m thinking that there must be some sort of psychological reason for it all. Some button that similar sounds in words push that give a little tickle somewhere in the brain.
What are your literary addictions? Obviously, alliteration isn’t my only one, but it is likely the most fun.