Reading Figurative Language and Sound Devices

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repetition

repeating a sound, word, phrase, sentence, or group of lines
Ex. <down, down, down,> into the sea

alliteration

the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning word
Ex. while I Nodded, Nearly, Napping

consonance

the repetition of consonant sounds at the end of words
Ex. tiCK toCK

assonance

the repetition of vowel sounds in words
Ex. blAck cAt

onomatopoeia

the use of a word that sounds like what it means
Ex. bang, boom, swoosh, slurp, crack, howl, hiss

rhyme

the repetition of sounds at the end of words
Ex. fARE and shARE

end rhyme

rhyme that occurs at the end of lines of poetry
Ex. as I was walking down the STREET
grumbling about my arching FEET

internal rhyme

rhyme that occurs within a line of poetry
Ex. falling leaves WHIRL and TWIRL

metaphor

describes one thing as another without using like or as

personification

gives human like qualities to a non-living object

simile

uses like or as to compare two seemingly different things

alliteration

the repeating sound of the beginning consonant

repetition

to repeat or say the same words or phrases over and over again

assonance

the repeating of the vowel sound

consonance

the repeating sound of the end consonant sound

onomatopoeia

to make sounds with words in your sentence or poems

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