the repetition of the beginning sound in two or more words in a line of verse
corresponding in some respects, especially in function or position between things otherwise dissimilar
i.e the way you grow old is like the rings inside a tree trunk
the repition of a vowel sound in two or more words. Sometimes called partial or near rhyme
i.e. base and fade
the association that comes with a word other than it's actual meaning i.e. "yacht" and wealth
The repetion of consonant sounds in the middle or at the end of words (spies hiss in stillness)
exaggeration to heighten feeling
i.e "i'm so hungry, I could eat a horse"
i.e. "I've told you a million times!"
the use of a word to represent or imitate natural sounds i.e. buzz, crunch, tinkle, gurgle, sizzle
a statement that is contradictory but is somehow true
i.e. "they won the war, they lost the war"(they defeated the enemy but they lost too many soldiers)
describing a thing by comparing it to an unlike thing, using the words like, as or than
i.e. her face was white as a ghost
When a character speaks to himself and/or to the reader/audience. An opportunity for the reader to to know a character's inner thoughts