the repetition of initial consonant sounds
The impicit, rather than explicit, meaning of a word, consisting of the suggestions, association, and emotional overtones attached to a word.
The dictionary definition of a word.
An indirect, less offensive way of saying something that is considered unpleasant
extreme exaggeration for effect and not meant to be taken literally
An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (ex- "Get your head out of the clouds").
a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as
using words that imitate the sound they denote
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
a comparison of two unlike things using like or as