•use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse; "around the rock the ragged rascal ran"
To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion
•the mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word
refers to the writer's or the speaker's distinctive vocabulary choices and style of expression
a literary technique used by many different authors to provide clues for the reader to be able to predict what might occur later on in the story
extravagant exaggeration: "I'd give my right arm for that uber studly snuggie kate bell has!"
•imagination: the ability to form mental images of things or events; "he could still hear her in his imagination"
witty language used to convey insults or scorn
•a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
using words that imitate the sound they denote "woof"
conjoining contradictory terms (as in `deafening silence')
•(logic) a statement that contradicts itself; "`I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false"
•the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
the simple repeating of a word, within a sentence or a poetical line, with no particular placement of the words, this is to make emphasis
•The variation of strong and weak elements (such as duration, accent) of sounds, notably in speech or music, over time; a beat or meter; A specifically defined pattern of such variation; A flow, repetition or regularity; The tempo or speed of a beat, song or repetetive event
•a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')
the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
the quality of a person's voice
•a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said