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to speak with sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable
a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid
irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play
irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning
in poetry, the repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong in nonrhyming stressed syllables near enough to each other for the echo to be discernible
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one
My Khe - Archetypal jungle in Vietnam-almost impenetrable foliage ("dense brush) provides cover for Viet Cong (enemy invisible)
Dark, foggy, hot (humid) - creates tension; fear as the platoon is waiting for possible contact with "the enemy" that is not only concealed by the foliage but by the fog
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