A reference to something known from history, literature, mythology, etc.
The use of repeated beginning consonant sounds.
A word whose sound imitates its meaning.
A kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is given human traits or capabilities.
An exaggeration to create an effect.
A comparison using "like" or "as".
A comparison of unlike things to call attention to a similiarity. It is like an analogy or simile, but does not use "like" or "as".
A concrete object (or person) that stands for or represents an abstract idea.
The use of sensory detail.
A turn of phrase used in a certain locale.
An expression used in common conversation.
Combining of two opposite terms.
A statement that goes against common sense but is actually true.
Substituting the name of a thing for that of another closely associated with it.
Uses part to represent the whole.