Repeating the consonant in many words in a sentence or phrase

In the movie ‘V for Vendetta’ you have for example (bold part):

Evey: Who are you?

V. : Who? Who is but the form following the function of what and what I am is a man in a mask.

Evey: Well I can see that.

V. : Of course you can, I’m not questioning your powers of observation, I’m merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.

Evey: Oh, right.

V. : But on this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace soubriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis persona.

V. : Voila!
In view humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of
the “vox populi” now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin, van guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it’s my very good
honour to meet you and you may call me V.

Evey: Are you like a crazy person?

V. : I’m quite sure they will say so.

What do you call sentences like these?
And do you know some other ones?


The technique itself is called alliteration. I’m not sure what I would call an alliterative sentence other than, well, an alliterative sentence. Wikipedia has an article on alliteration, listing quite a few examples (and mentioning V for Vendetta).

Source : Link , Question Author : Wouter Dorgelo , Answer Author : RegDwigнt

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