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a group of words / a phrase close in proximity that have the same consonant sound at the beginning of each word
an indirect reference to a work in a similar or other medium historical, Biblical, literary, mythological)
An exclamatory passage in a speech or poem addressed to a person (typically one who is dead or absent) or thing
the repetition of the vowel sound when the beginning consonant sounds are different.
an interruption or break in a sentence or line (often in poetry)
A combination of two or more words to create one word
a group of words or phrase that have the same consonant sound in the middle or end of each word
the use of two identical or similar descriptive words joined by a conjunction to describe something
The act of a continuous thought flowing from one line of poetry to the next
the replacement of something harsh or unpleasant with a more indirect and polite expression.
a sarcastic comment or exaggeration not meant to be taken literally
When a hyphen is used to connect two or more words together to form a single idea.
A group of words whose meaning is different from the ordinary meaning of the words.
Visual description in a literary work to help the reader visualize a setting or character.
Using a negative word in front of the statement to mean the opposite. It is a form of understatement.
A figure of speech in which two things are compared without using like or as
Substituting the name of something for its attribute or something it is associated with.
a word that imitates the sound of the object/action it refers to.
two words next to each other that have contradicting meanings of each other
A statement that seems to contradict common sense but is true
A statement, word, or phrase is grammatically the same or is the same in its sound or meaning. Like repetition but one part of the sentence/statement stays the same and another part changes.
this uses excessive and longer words to convey a meaning which could have been conveyed in a shorter expression.
Giving a nonhuman animal or object humanistic qualities.
A humorous way of using a word or phrase in a way to suggest it's one or more meanings or the meaning of another word that sounds alike
The repetition of a word, phrase, line, or lines in a poem, song, or speech at regular intervals (often at the end of stanzas)
The repetition of a word, phrase, line, or lines in a poem, song, or speech.
A comparison between two things using 'like', or 'as'
An object, character, or idea that means something more than its literal meaning.
a figure of speech in which a part of a phrase is substituted for the whole phrase in a sentence or vice versa
(same as inversion) changing of word order in order to achieve meter and rhyme
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