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Woody Hayes, legendary football coach at Ohio State (1951-1978), ran an offense that sportswriters dubbed, " Three yards and a cloud of dust. " When someone asked, " Why don't you ever throw a forward pass? " Hayes replied, " Three things can happen when you throw a forward pass, and two of them are bad. "

In that same vein I say, Four things can happen when you alliterate, and four of them are bad.

Alliteration is the literary device of repeating the same initial sound or letter several times in close succession: conspicuous consumption, or nattering nabobs of negativism.

Preachers most frequently use alliteration in the major points of their outline.

Sometimes alliteration is appropriate and effective in a sermon outline. Succinct and accurate words can crisply communicate the concepts of a short outline. For example, " Today we're going to look at the cause and the cure of our problem. "

But when a sermon outline has more main points, alliteration ...

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