the repetition of initial sounds in successive or neighboring words
a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize
the repetition of words or phrases at the beginning of consecutive lines or sentences
a statement in which two opposing ideas are balanced
an indirect, less offensive way of saying something that is considered unpleasant
the presentation of material in such a way that the reader is prepared for what is to come later in the work
intentional exaggeration to create an effect
an expression in a given language that cannot be understood from the literal meaning of the words in the expression; or, a regional speech or dialect
a direct comparison of two different things
a word formed from the imitaiton of natural sounds
an expression in which two words that contradict each other are joined
the use of corresponding grammatical or syntactical forms
endowing non-human objects or creatures with human qualities or characteristics
the use of humor to emphasize human weaknesses or imperfections in social institutions
a comparison of two things using "like", "as", or other specifically comparative words
the deliberate representation of something as lesser in magnitude than it actually is; a deliberate under-emphasis
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