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Poetry Techniques

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Alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds
Repetition
repeated use of sounds, words, or phrases for effect
Onomatopoeia
words that sound like what they mean
Rhyme
word endings that sound alike
Personification
giving human qualities to non-human things
Simile
a comparison of two unlike things using like or as
Metaphor
comparing two things without using like or as and saying something is something else