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Applying Alliteration for Nonkilling Advocacy-Action

by  Francisco Gomes de  Matos, a peace linguist from Recife, Brazil

Introduction:

Alliteration is a powerful cognitive-communicative process which has not been probed educationally, crossculturally, internationally as it should. In my writings (English and Portuguese) I often activate that type of systematic repetition, so as to combine memorability and meaningfulness.
Below, alliterations are presented, alphabetically. They aim at contributing to the growing literature on Nonkilling Advocacy and Action. Readers are asked — challenged — to add to the list, with other alliterative trios which reflect their sociocultural-political context. Note that LET´s is used as the message opener, to invite you to share the intended communicative action. Items left blank are a special challenge to your creativity.

A A A = Let´s abolish arms of annihilation
B B B = Let´s build bridges of blessings
C C C = Let´s communicate cooperatively and cordially
D D D = Let´s dignify our daily decisions
E E E = Let´s erradicate evil from Earth
F F F = Let´s free Humankind from felony and ferocity
G G G = Let´s guide for global goodness
H H H= Let´s humanize with harmony and hope
I I I = Let´s improve our interaction and interdependence
J J J = Let´s join journeys of justice
K K K = Let´s kindle all kinds of kindness
L L L = Let´s live up to laws against lethality
M M M=Let´s make more magnanimous messages
N N N = Let´s nourish Nonkilling norms
O O O = Let`s overcome offense and oppression
P P P = Let´s promote peaceful programs
Q Q Q = Let´s question quarrels quietly
R R R = Let´s realize rights and responsibilities
S S S = Let´s support human security and survival
T T T = Let´s thwart all terrorist threats
U U U= Let´s ……………………………………………….
V V V= Let´s veto all kinds of villainy and violence
WWW=Let´s  walk the ways of wisdom
X X X = Let´s ……………………………………………….
Y Y Y=Let´s ……………………………………………..
Z Z Z =Let´s ……………………………………………..

Appreciate your affable additions.

Received July 5, 2010.

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