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Alliteration

Ex. She sells seas shells by the sea shore.

Simile

Ex. She was as sweet as honey.

Parallelism

Ex. What the hammer, what the chain.

Personification

Ex. The sun smiled at us.

Hyperbole

Ex. It's a million degrees outside.

Metaphor

Ex. The snow is a blanket on the ground

Consonance

Ex. East West; Dig dog; North South

Onomatopoeia

Ex. Bang-suggests, bzzzz-imitates

Allusion

Ex. She felt like Penelope waiting for Odysseus.

Synecdoche

Ex. Lend me a hand.

Metonymy

Ex. The suits on Wall Street walked off with most of our savings.

Repetition

Ex. Martin Luther King Speech

Apostrophe

Ex. Oh death be not proud; Texas under your blue skies

Oxymoron

Ex. Cruel kindness; jumbo shrimp; Civil War; definite silence

Inversion

Ex. Yoda speak , Roses red

Understatement

Ex. When a writer said it caused some damage, understanding the true damage.

Analogy

EX. Th spider spinning a web, to having people reaching out to one another.

Tone

Ex. Sarcastic, Depressing, Happy, Humorous, Nostalgic

Rhyme Scheme

Ex. ababab

Assonance

Ex. Date and Lake

Paradox

Ex. I know that I know nothing.

Speaker

Ex. Narrator, The actual poet

Ballad

Ex. The Ballad of John and Yoko, the Ballad of the green brigade

Couplet

Ex. Shakespeare

Epic

Ex. The Odyssey

Ode

Ex. Ode to Joy

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