This is a 3-page lesson plan and 4-page handout / overhead that contains the most important notes for the lesson, has the activity, and graphic organizers / space for students to write their answers. (Choose to hand out the four pages or pop them on your overhead projector.)
This lesson is perfect for teaching students alliteration and assonance. It traces the background to oral tradition and really gets the students to understand the importance.
The examples I used are included and they are from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, but feel free to change them to fit the text you are using.
I hope you thoroughly enjoy this very detailed, and common core aligned, lesson!