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Mrs. Hewit Homework
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Repeating initial consonant sounds
Ah, what a delicious day
A short, informal reference to a famous person or event
Plan ahead it wasn't raining when Noah built the ark-- Richard Cushing
There are a thousand reasons why more research is needed on solar energy
Language that evokes one or all of the five senses; language that "paints a picture"
The golden yellow sunlight filtered down through the pale new leaves on the oak trees, coming to rest on Jessica's brown toes that were splayed in the red Georgia mud
Comparison not using "like" or "as"
The mind is but a barren soil; a soil which is soon exhausted and will produce no crop, or only one, unless it be continually fertilized and enriched with foreign matter. --Joshua Reynolds
Use of words that imitate the sound the word describes
If you like the plop, plop, plop of a faucet at three in the morning, you will like this record
Using contradictory words together
I do here make humbly bold to present them with a short account of themselves and their art.....--Jonathan Swift
The similar construction of parts of sentences or of entire sentences
Ferocious dragons breathing fire and wicked sorcerers casting their spells do their harm by night in the forest of Darkness
Represents an animal or an inanimate object as human
This coffee is strong enough to get up and walk away
Offering question not intended to be answered (because the answer is obvious)
Rhetorical Question example
But how can we expect to enjoy the scenery when the scenery consists entirely of garish billboards?
Comparison using "like" or "as"
After such long exposure to the direct sun, the leaves of the houseplant looked like pieces of overcooked bacon.
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