occurs when one syllable of a word rhymes with another word (bend and send, bright and light
Feminine/ Double rhyme
occurs when the last two syllables of a word rhyme with another word (lawful and awful, lighting and fighting, rattling and battling).
occurs when the last three syllables of a word or line rhyme (victorious and glorious, ascendency and descendency, quivering and shivering, battering and shattering
the use of a word to represent or imitate natural sounds (buzz, crunch, gurgle, sizzle).
the similarity or repetition of a vowel sound in two or more words- also known as partial or near rhyme.
the repetition of one or more phrases or lines at intervals in a poem, usually at the end of a stanza. often takes the form of a chorus.
Comparison between two things suing the words "like," "as," or "than." (He is sleeping like a log, The ball was thrown like a bullet.)
implicit comparison between two unrelated things without the use of the words "like," "as," or "than." (All the world's a stage, Life's a short summer, man a flower.)
the giving of human characteristics to inanimate objects, ideas or animals (anthropomorphism). (The wind whistled, The waves beside them danced...)
the technique of mentioning a part of something to represent the whole. (All hands on deck- hands=sailors, Give us this day our daily bread- bread= food, sustenance)
the substitution of a word naming an object for anther word closely associated with it. (Pay tribute to the crown- crown=king, The White House has decided- White House= President, the pen is mightier than the sword- pen=reason, sword= brawn)
exaggeration for the sake of emphasis and is not to be taken literally. (Sweat to death, as old as time, million times a day...)
the opposite of a hyperbole; an understatement achieved by saying the opposite of what one means or my making an affirmation by stating the fact in the negative. (to call a fat boy "Skinny" is an example or a slow girl "Speedy.")
a balancing or contrasting of one term against another. (Man proposes. God disposes- Pope/ Fair is foul, and foul is fair.- Shakespeare)