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an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning; or, incongruity between what is expected and what actually happens
a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize
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