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Alliterative and Rhythmic Phrases



Alliterative and Rhythmic Phrases Index


The Medieval English verses are full of alliterations and alliterative and rhythmic phrases. The tradition of composing alliterative verses was, however, discontinued in the modern English period. Among the modern poets A.C. Swinburne was the greatest composer of alliterative lines.

The English language abounds in alliterative and rhythmic phrases. Few of the alliterative and rhythmic phrases have been compiled here for your reference. The following alliterative and rhythmic phrases have been selected from a Dictionary.


  1. Dear and delighted friends


  2. The decency and decorum


  3. Dedication and devotion


  4. Deep and dreamless sleep


  5. A deep, determined, desperate draught


  6. Deep-seated differences and divisions


  7. Deficiencies and defects


  8. Delicate and difficult task


  9. Delicious delicacies


  10. Destructive, damnable, deceitful woman - Thomas Otway


  11. Determined, dared and done - Christopher Smart


  12. Devastating and destroying influence


  13. The din and bustle of the city life


  14. Disastrous and disruptive influence


  15. Distinction without a difference – Henry Fielding


  16. In moments of doubt and despair


  17. The dull, drab, dreary life

Alliterative and Rhythmic Phrases Index



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