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    Well done everyone, by the way, who managed to write alliterative verses both syllabic and rhyming.

    Cleverly calculated, conquering constraints,
    coffee cup created, cost cutting complaints.

    Just a thought.. Is alliteration on its own enough to determine a passage as poetic?
    (Because that's how I approached this)

    I do understand alliteration occurring in poetry but in the case where other structural rules are applied, it only seems to be alliterative occasionally.
    I can imagine many variations though.

    In defense of my potential ineptitude, I did call them 'passages' in the original post

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    It is amazing how long you can keep the technique going. I was trying to make the one I wrote rhyme and have some meter as well.

    Here is a link to Paul Deane's site on alliterative meter such as was used in Beowulf.

    http://alliteration.net/fieldgd.htm

    This is somewhat different from the alliteration used in meters that have a regular repetition of accented and unaccented syllables.

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    Whoa, that is extremely broad, and very much phonetically oriented.

    Luckily I added rules to this 'Alliteration Alphabet Challenge' thread, but more accurately it would be called 'Alliteration-like but restricted and slightly more annoying Alphabet Challenge'.

    I wrote one a few days ago which was much looser and and non-restrictive which rolls together so much nicer. I still wonder if alliteration was just an observed occurrence, and does so because words sound much nicer when they alliterate similarly - rather than alliteration being intentionally implemented. With no knowledge of alliteration, people would tend to write alliteratively (sparingly) so readers enjoy the ride(?)

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    so who is up for a K?
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    Outlaws of opiates: Oden's occupation
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    propably palpable paper
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    it is just that
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    Reverberating resonance, Rasputin roars
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